MONDAY- 6th December, 2021: Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, has said that producing the country’s next president is not the right of the Southeast.
Anyim revealed that persuading other regions is the only instrument the Southeast can use to produce Nigeria’s next president come 2021.
He made this known at the United for Better Nigeria Initiative National Convention in Abuja over the weekend.
The former senate president said “Is it right for the South-East to produce the next president? My answer is legally no, and the reason is that the constitution is clear, the constitution says every Nigerian of 40 years is entitled to aspire for that office.
“On the other hand, morally is it right? Is it an entitlement? I will say yes because the federal character principle enshrined in the constitution encourages rotation.
“The reason I have to make this clarification is that when the right you have is not legal, the only approach and the instrument you have is persuasion.
“So the approach, the language will be to persuade others to see reason with you that morally they should support you to take a turn since it rotates.”