2023 Presidency: Obasanjo, ex-generals support power shift to the south

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As the debate of where the next president of Nigeria should come from rages on, indications have emerged on weekend that former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some retired army generals are in support of a Southerner becoming next President after Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

According to the information gathered, the former president, Obasanjo and former generals are considering any of President of the African Development Bank, Mr Akinwumi Adesina; former governor of Anambra State , Peter Obi and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Professor Kingsley Mohgalu to emerge as President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

A close ally of the former president, Obasanjo and some of the generals, who spoke with Vanguard in confidence, however, ruled out the possibility of supporting former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 election.

Besides, the source said former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, is being favoured to emerge as vice president.

The source said: “He (Obasanjo) supports power shift to the South. The people he has indicated an interest in general and not specifically are Akinwumi Adesina, Peter Obi and Kingsley Moghalu.

”Then in the North, he likes Attahiru Jega (former INEC chairman) to be the running mate. He is not supporting Atiku at all. He supports power-shift.”

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