Predecessor And Successor: From President Buhari To Igbo Presidency?

  • For every predecessor, there is a successor, who takes over from him, no matter how long the predecessor stays in office
  • In politics, especially where democratic values are enshrined like in Nigeria, each elected political office holder spends at most two terms in office

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is half way into his second term, and will be leaving office in 2023, barring unforeseen circumstances.

The only thing that could make President Buhari remain in office beyond 2023 is an amendment to the 1999 Constitution, which will allow for a tenure elongation. However, that does not seems will happen based on current realities.

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Nigeria has six geopolitical regions, with the Southeast being one of them. The Southeast people are Igbo, who largely believe in one Nigeria, as well as equity, when it comes to leadership roles in Nigeria.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has not emphatically spoken about zoning Presidency in 2023 based on a power rotation or zoning basis, however, there have been calls for an Igbo presidency.

Some other geopolitical regions have also shown interest in 2023 Presidency. The question is, will 2023 by an Igbo presidency year across all political parties, or a mixture of geopolitical regions contesting?

President Muhammadu Buhari

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