The South-South Elders on Sunday declared that there will be a crisis that could consume Nigeria if the North should insist on retaining power.
The two-term tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari expires in 2023.
The South-South elders noted that it was logical to allow their zone to produce the President for another four years so as to “complete its second tenure”.
Buhari’s victory in 2015 stopped former President, Goodluck Jonathan from clinching a second term.
National Coordinator of South-South Elders Forum, HRH Anabs Sara Igbe, told Vanguard, that the North “may not be comfortable to support South East candidate” for now because of the civil war experience where millions of the Igbo were gruesomely murdered.
Igbe claimed that the North will not support the South West judging from the position of the Miyetti Allah on the recently launched security outfit by the South West.
Sara Igbe, also the National Publicity Secretary of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, added that the South-South will be a stabilizing force in Nigeria.
He further argued that the South East is agitating for the Biafra Republic and also only interested in the restructuring of the country and not the 2023 Presidency likewise the South West.