May 3, 2022

Muslim and Christian leaders yesterday threw their weight behind the South producing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor, next year, and warned leading political parties against ceding their presidential tickets to the North.Specifically, the leadership of the Supreme Council of Islamic Preachers in Nigeria said that a Nigerian president of southern extraction in 2023 is not negotiable.The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, shared the views of the Islamic preachers, adding that there was no going back on a Southern and Christian president in 2023.The religious leaders spoke as the Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF, yesterday warned leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the main opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, against zoning their presidential tickets to the North.