A former Presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, said the rotation of the presidency in 2023 would be useless to the civil order.
He said this in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the rotation would not promote national unity.
The civil rights activist, who contested in the 2019 General Elections, said those who wanted power must build a national oneness behind their scheme.
In the statement, the business tycoon insisted that the anticipated president “should not be based on tribe, religion or region, but on ability to support all-round social and economic development and provide sustainable employment for Nigeria’s massively unemployed hands.”
Olawepo-Hashim while stressing the fact that Nigerians were always ready to vote for a good president, he recalled in 1993 that without zoning, the late Chief Moshood Abiola got votes from Kano against Alhaji Bashir Tofa, his main opponent and hails from that state.
The businessman said despite former President Olusegun Obasanjo loosed the South-West, in the 1999 elections; he was elected due to votes from other regions.
He said, “The talk of zoning of the presidency is, therefore, a false narrative, divisive and inimical to national development.
“The notion of it-is-our-turn president makes leaders to escape accountability because when he is questioned, the so-called ethnic base and constituents would gather to say ‘you cannot touch our man because it is our turn.
“This phenomenon is dangerous for national unity, cohesion and national development, and more importantly, rotating president is a pedestrian diversion from the current subject of devolution and decentralisation of power from the overcentralised centre to the federating states in Nigeria.”