The Pan Niger Delta Discussion board has condemned the anti-restructuring feedback made via the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
It mentioned the Senate President’s dismissal of the location taken via 17 Southern State Governors throughout birthday party strains was once reprehensible.
The crowd additionally insisted in step with the primary of fairness and equity, the presidency will have to go back to Southern Nigeria after the President, President Muhammadu Buhari, completes his 2nd time period in place of job in 2023.
PANDEF mentioned the chance of the south generating the following president of the rustic was once now not negotiable.
This was once contained in a 14-point communication issued after a digital assembly hung on Monday.
The record which was once signed via the nationwide chief and nationwide chairman of PANDEF, Leader Edwin Clark and Senator Emmanuel Essien, was once made public on Tuesday.
The communication mentioned PANDEF “maintains emphatically that the Presidency will have to rotate to the south in 2023, on the finish of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two tenures of 8 years. It’s non-negotiable, a Southerner will have to prevail President Buhari. Whether or not the Southerner would come from the South-South, South-East or South West is a special topic fully.
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“Reiterated the decision at the Nationwide Meeting to boost up the modification of the Electoral Act, with the inclusion of provisions for digital vote casting, sooner than the 2023 basic elections to ensure loose, truthful and credible elections. That the rest differently can be unacceptable.”
The PANDEF additionally, “Strongly condemned the irrational feedback of the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, and the provocative expressions of a few northern components, in opposition to the selections of the Southern Governors on Restructuring of the rustic, and the banning of open grazing.
“Deplored the worsening safety scenario within the nation, with increasing actions of Boko Haram, audacious raids and kidnapping of blameless scholars via bandits, heartless actions of Fulani herders, and the new spate of assaults at the police, and known as at the Federal Executive to are living as much as its constitutional duty of defending lives and assets of electorate.”
The frame additionally “Restated its place at the restructuring of the rustic and insisted that Nigeria can’t proceed within the provide improper trajectory. That restructuring is no longer simplest an important necessity however has turn out to be expedient for the survival of Nigeria.”