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Our fear of southern president — Northern elites –

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By Dayo Johnson, Akure; Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa; Festus Ahon, Asaba; Egufe Yafugborhi, Port Harcourt; Peter Duru, Makurdi; Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos; Charly Agwam, Bauchi; Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo; Ozioruva Aliu, Benin City; Shina Abubakar, Osogbo; James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta; Steve Oko, Aba; Ibrahim Hassan, Kaduna; Haruna Aliyu, Birnin Kebbi & Sola Ishola, Ibadan

The political understanding to compensate the South West region of the country, following the annulment of the 1993 presidential elections won by late Bashorun M K O Abiola and his subsequent death in detention while insisting on actualizing his mandate gave birth to the idea of rotational presidency between the north and the south of the country.

General Olusegun Obasanjo, a beneficiary of that understanding completed his two terms in 2007 and handed over to a northerner, Alhaji Umoru Yar’Adua who died in office while his Vice from the south, Dr Goodluck Jonathan did a term but failed a…

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