2023: Tinubu warmly advises not to run for president

The former chief whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Roland Owie, on Wednesday advised the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) not to run for president in 2023.

According to him, it would be his turn in the Southeast to produce the next president of Nigeria.

Owie said this referring to the creation of the Justice and Peace Forum in Nigeria (JPFN) which will be launched in early 2021.

He noted that the North still has about four years after 2023 to catch up with the South since the 1999 presidency rotation.

“It took more than 14 years for the southern part of Nigeria. So when Bukhari ends in 2023, even though it’s a thorny regime, the north is still four years old.

“If Tinubu knows that Nigeria has peace with this zoning, if he knows that they are doing it to others as you will want them to do to you, he should not think about the presidency.

“Because if we all agree by 2023 that the presidency should come to the south, it is not to the southwest, not to the south-south, but to the southeast.

“If all the major political parties agree that they should come to the south, the southwest is out of it, they have turned eight,” Owie said.