2023: Power should go to South – Shettima
Former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has called for a power shift to southern Nigeria in the 2023 administration.
Mr Shettima made the call in Abuja on Friday at the public presentation of the book titled: “Standing for the Truth with Courage”.
The former governor, while stressing that the hope of the country rest on the mind set of her people, said the problem was not religion or ethnicity but people using it to achieve their goals.
“I believe in equity, justice and fairness. After power has resided in the North for eight years, there is need for a power shift in the South,” he said.
Shettima said that there was need for the country to inculcate the culture of writing books to enhance the academic performance of students.
Also speaking, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, called for unity and peaceful co-existence of Nigerians.
Mr Gambari said the best way to guarantee unity of Nigeria was for all the people to come together, while commending Gadzama for using his experience to illustrate the importance of standing for truth in his book.
“We are going through difficult times in our country, economic and security but let us recognise that the whole world is going through the same challenge.
“Nigeria is part of the world. But the leadership under which we operate shows we shall indeed overcome all these. If we keep united, keep building, we cannot be ignored by any other country in the world.
“I am convinced that under the leadership of President Buhari, there is going to be a better future. He belongs to all Nigerians,” he said