Doyin Okupe, former Public Affairs spokesman for former President Goodluck Jonathan, has hinted that the North can rule Nigeria forever.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Okupe explained that the inability of the southern states to unite, regardless of their differences, presents the North with the opportunity to govern Nigeria “in perpetuity.”
In response to the interim president of the Arewa Advisory Forum (ACF), Alhaji Musa Liman Kwande, declared that the Northerners would vote for a presidential candidate from the region in 2023.
In a post on his Facebook page, the former presidential spokesman said the lack of unity among politicians in the South would create a platform for the North to continue ruling Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Okupe wrote: “The President of the Arewa Forum recently declared that in 2023 the North will vote for a candidate from the North, regardless of political party considerations. Many Southerners are upset by this audacity and blame the failure of southern politicians to form a united political front.
“The truth and the reality is that the south cannot easily join. The odds favor the North. NO, the population with the most votes is practically homogeneous. Although the NE may differ in language and, to some extent, culturally, you will always find common ground with the NO based on religion and language.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The technical buffer zone in which NC is largely disparate essentially does not have much in common. The south – SS, SW and SE – are mostly different sub-nationalities with the exception of SS which, like NC, are independent tribes or groups of nationalities.
“A Yoruba presidency has little or no direct benefit to an indigenous Delta of Warri, or Izon de Yenagoa, or an Ibo man from Umuahia. Therefore, even if the leadership of the South can generate an appearance of political unity, it will be difficult to translate it into votes of local electorates.
“In truth, it is really unfair to expect such unity as can be found among the northern political elites.
“Nigeria, therefore, as it is constituted politically and with the adopted political format, is intrinsically inequitable and not sustainable. The North can, in theory, exploit the current situation and govern in perpetuity, but the time it can hold together the nation-state will be the biggest challenge. ”