Niger-delta youths want political parties in Nigeria to zone Presidential seat to south south

Ahead of the of the 2023 Presidential election, Nigeria Delta Youths under the aegies of the ‘Niger Delta Youth Congress’ NDYC have called on Political parties in Nigeria to zone the Presidential seat to the ‘core South/South’ part of the country in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.

The youths made their position known at a press briefing held at the D.S.C. Conference Hall in Warri, Delta State.

The NDYC hinted that youths of the region have resolved not to support any presidential aspirant or candidate who is not from the core South/South part of the country in the forthcoming Presidential poll.


In a statement endorsed by the National Coordinator of NDYC, Snr. Comrade Israel Uwejeyan and the National Secretary, Snr. Comrade Bakpa Orehime, the youths stated emphatically that having watched keenly, those aspiring from various political parties to lead the country in 2023, the youths have come to the conclusion that these crop of politicians are not really the persons Nigerans want, including the. Niger-Dela Youths.

“Already, as you know there are a lot of people in various Political parties gunning to be President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and they are moving across the country to garner support for their ambition to be actualized. We have keenly watched them and their activities, but have clearly seen that they are not really the persons Nigerans want including we in NDYC”

“We want to state unequivocally that the Presidential candidate slot is to be zoned to South/South region of Southern Nigeria. We should not forget that this part of Nigeria, which is the core South-South have brought about stability, prosperity and progress since 1960 Nigeria got her independence till date”

“The core South-South have been in strong alliance with the Northern part of Nigeria as a people right from the second republic. The South-South played a vital role for the late President Shehu Aliyu Shagari of blessed memory to win the keenly contested Presidential election of 1979, and this same core South/South people massively voted for his reelection in 1983 for a second term as Nigeria’s President”.

Continuing, the group lamented that the core South-South is yet to complete ‘its’ second tenure’ 2015. The group is of the believe that since the South-South zone was deprived the opportunity of going for a second term in office, 2023 is the right time to allow the zone the opportunity to produce the next President.

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