The need for the South-East region of the country to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023, has been advocated.
Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale-Martins, made the call at the weekend during the 2021 Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria (CWON) meeting in Lagos.
According to Adewale-Martins, the south-east producing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023 would amount to equity and justice.
He said the other regions of the country have produced the country’s number one position except the south-east.
To him, true federalism would resolve the unending agitations for self-actualisation by ethnic nationalities.
Adewale-Martins insisted that the system of government Nigeria’s founding fathers wanted is not being practiced.
He said, “The disenchantment of the citizens speaks volume of our dysfunctional system of federalism laced with the Nigerian factor as against the true practice.”
The Archbishop lamented that many innocent people have been killed due to disunity and imbalance.
He charged youths and women to use their numbers to make a difference, urging stakeholders to always ensure “good persons” emerge as flagbearers.
Nigeria has six regions namely, South-East, South-West, South-South and North – broken down into North-East, North-West and North-Central.
The North, South West and South-South have all produced presidents.