Plateau, Kogi Royal Fathers Call For North Central Presidency 2023

Plateau, Kogi Royal Fathers Call For North Central Presidency 2023

By Ukandi Odey, Jos

Chairman of the Plateau State Traditional Council and Gbong Gwom Jos, His Majesty, Jacob Gyang Buba, and the Paramount ruler of the Olamaboro Traditional Council of Kogi state, Chief Simeon Ujah, have canvassed for the North Central region of Nigeria to be given the  opportunity to produce the next President of Nigeria in 2023.

This position of the two royal fathers was the crux of a mutual interaction on Monday when  the Olamaboro Monarch, Chief Ujah, paid a courtesy call on Da Gyang Buba at his Palace in Hushed, Jos North local government area of the State. 

The Olamaboro Monarch told his host that the minorities of the North Central region   are the umbilical cord that is keeping Nigeria one, having fought gallantly during the civil war to keep Nigeria together.

Thus, he said, the region should be supported to take a shot at the Presidency in 2023.According to Chief Ujah, the North West has produced late President Shehu Shagari, late President Ya’adua, and the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, while the North East produced Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as Vice President for 8 years, leaving the North Central region with nothing in the political leadership of the country. 

Ujah went further to stress that by 2023, both Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would have summarily spent 16 years as President and Vice President from the South West, and wondered why some persons from the South West region should be eyeing the Presidency again in 2023.

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Ujah  also said the Igbos of the South- East have produced late Chief Alex Ekwueme as Vice President during the second republic. He therefore called on political chieftains from the North and South West to look towards the direction of the North Central region in 2023 for the sake of equity, justice,and national cohesion. 

Chief Ujah also stressed that the North Central region is seen as the headquarters of poverty in the country today because it doesn’t have personalities among those calling the shots at the top in Nigeria to speak for them.

He  wondered for how long the people of the zone would continue to serve as appointees and minister of state in government while some other states are given juicy ministerial appointments simply because of their majority status.

Responding,the Jos monarch, Da Jacob Gyang  Buba said he agrees totally with the Olamaboro Monarch agitation that for the sake of fairness and justice for all, the North Central  should be supported by all to produce the next President in 2023.

According to Gyang Buba,  this is possible in the ensuing dispensation and can be achieved through consultation and dialogue.


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