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2023: Power should move to South, Zulum declares



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The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has disclosed that there is a pledge between members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that power should move to the South in 2023.

Zulum, on Thursday, declared this while talking at the presentation of a book by an ex-Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Perterside.

As indicated by him, reformation, state police and decentralisation of powers would not resolve the problem of Nigeria.

The governor further said that there was a need to give Nigerians a feeling of having a place in leadership.

Zulum said, “The issue of power rotation is a covenant between us hence the need to shift the power to the south.

“I have advocated for power to shift to the South and I will continue to do so. Nobody should say that I am saying this because I am looking for the position of vice president; I don’t have an interest.

“I don’t have an interest in becoming the President or the vice president now. Let the Southerners compete among themselves; be it South-South or South-East or South-West.

“This is something we need to do.”

Zulum also demanded for a comprehensive method to address the insecurity challenges encountered in the nation.

He said, “There must be a clear demarcation between competency and loyalty and our leaders must be chosen based on performance.

“I would advocate as a starting point that good governance is the heart and soul of security and development. Bad governance will spread insecurity and destroy the possibility of development as trust is broken between the elected and the electorate.

“A weak system breeds corruption and in order to survive, people will try whatever means to circumvent due processes and over time this will lead to insecurity.

“The search for alternative means of survival that is not legal constitutes insecurity.”

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