Amid raging controversy over the zoning of the 2023 presidency, no fewer than six northern governors are backing the South for the nation’s top office.
They spoke about their preference for power to move from the North in the next elections.
The incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, from the North, is due to complete his maximum eight years’ tenure in government in 2023.
He succeeded former President Good luck Jonathan who hails from the South.
Jonathan had completed two of the four-year term of his predecessor, Alhaji Musa Yar’Adua, a northerner who took ill and died in office in 2009, and won another four-year term which he also completed in 2015.
Subsequently he sought another term but lost to the incumbent.
The latest of the six governors to speak are Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his Borno State counterpart, Professor Babagana Zulum
Of the 36 governors in the country, 19 are from the North.
Their 17 counterparts from the South had stoked the latest controversy, last Monday, when they laid claim to the 2023 President.