Energy shift to the South-west in 2023 is the most effective honour that may be bestowed on the late Chief MKO Abiola, Ahmed Lawan has mentioned.
Lawan said this on Saturday in Yola, Adamawa State, in an interview with journalists.
He, subsequently, suggested President Muhammadu Buhari and his social gathering, the APC, to take a step additional by handing over the 2023 presidential ticket to the South-west.
“The president and certainly our social gathering should watch out for divisive components who at the moment are proponents of retaining energy within the north past 2023,” Lawan mentioned.
He added, “I’ve mentioned it earlier than and I consider that 2023 presidential ticket of the APC should go to the South-west. Since I made this remark final time, some members of my social gathering have been hatching a plot to droop me from the social gathering however I’m not moved and I’ll nonetheless maintain my floor that energy should go to the west.
“June 12 Democracy Day is a milestone in Nigeria’s historical past and anybody who embraces democracy in Nigeria must be happy with what Buhari has accomplished and it takes a lot braveness to do.
“So many Nigerian leaders have shied away from speaking or performing about it due to the controversy arising from the date and worry of being scandalized however that is what Nigerians need, respect, rule of legislation and honour for individuals who fought and bled for democracy and that’s what Nigerians ought to keep in mind as important for this date.
“It was not marked to spite or contradict anybody however to have fun the widespread worth we share within the perception in democracy as the most effective type of authorities that might serve this nation and its folks. And Buhari should be praised for this present day.”
On whether or not the day is broadly acceptable, he mentioned, “I don’t assume Nigerians rejected it in any method, quite the opposite, it has been welcomed with big applause throughout social gathering and regional divides.” (SaharaReporters)