"Presidency Must Rotate In 2023 For Peace To Reign In Nigeria" - Yakubu Gowon

Date: 21-03-2021 11:06 pm (1 year ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, a former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has called for the zoning and rotation of the presidency among the six geo-political zones of the country.

This, he said, remained paramount for tranquility, development and growth of the country.

Gowon, who spoke yesterday at the 100th anniversary of the Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA) on the topic: “Barewa College at Centenary, Past Present and Future,” also recommended that there should be two vice presidents, one from the zone where the president hails and the other should be elected and voted to power during the presidential election.

“Also, among the 19 northern states the Nigerian presidential position should be rotated,” he said.

He stated that no ethnic group is better outside the nation than inside as one united Nigeria. He noted that Insecurity was giving the northern region a bad name and image.

The former Nigerian leader noted: “Insecurity is giving the northern region a bad name and image and the need to make the North peaceful again cannot be overemphasized.

“Boko Haram, banditry, kidnapping have threatened the peace and tranquillity needed for educational development in our land.

“Insecurity in any nation threatens development, law and order. Insecurity must be ruthlessly dealt with collectively to pave way for the development of the education sector and development.”

He also said the governorship position in all states of the federation should be rotated among the three senatorial districts in each state, adding that this would help lessen the burden and cry for marginalisation.

Gowon stressed the need for the nation to be united, saying any attempt to scrap the powers of local governments should be rejected.

He said, “Barewa College has produced leaders in all facets of life. Barewa College alumnus has been working together for the development of the North and Nigeria.

“The federal government and 19 northern states governors support the school and its sister colleges.

“Although the school has also suffered neglect, with a change of leadership it is gradually improving and more hard work


Posted: at 21-03-2021 11:06 PM (1 year ago) | Addicted Hero
- Henry7880 at 21-03-2021 11:41 PM (1 year ago)
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Yakubu gowon why now? I have watched some of your acts during conspiracy to wipe out biafrans. Why do you want peace when you are almost near death. Unfortunately, rotation of presidency is not in our agenda. We must move on our separate ways, religiously, tribe wise, lifestyle etc for peace to regin.
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- Henry7880 at 21-03-2021 11:42 PM (1 year ago)
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Yakubu gowon why now? I have watched some of your acts during conspiracy to wipe out biafrans. Why do you want peace when you are almost near death. Unfortunately, rotation of presidency is not in our agenda. We must move on our separate ways, religiously, tribe wise, lifestyle etc for peace to regin.
Posted: at 21-03-2021 11:42 PM (1 year ago) | Newbie
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- larry1970 at 22-03-2021 12:13 AM (1 year ago)
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While don't you northern go your own  we yoruba people don't want you people Please leave us alone ok
Remember you killed 2million ibos in the tribal war is it not enough Please go your own way
Yoruba nation all the way
Posted: at 22-03-2021 12:13 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 22-03-2021 02:13 AM (1 year ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 22-03-2021 02:13 AM (1 year ago) | Grande Master
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- Patode at 22-03-2021 06:48 AM (1 year ago)
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Is it only Ibos that died during the last civil war?  I am yet to read about the people that died in Cross River / Akwa ibom , Rivers, and Delta.
Posted: at 22-03-2021 06:48 AM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
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- Haso_112 at 22-03-2021 08:18 AM (1 year ago)
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HMMMM, THAT'S IF THERE'D BE A NIGERIA BY 2023, 2021 IS PREGNANT, E GO SOON BORN....
Posted: at 22-03-2021 08:18 AM (1 year ago) | Newbie
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