The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has said the emergence of a northern president in the 2023 election declaration of war against the country’s southern region.
The National Publicity Secretary of PANDEF, Ken Robinson, said a northern president could lead to a war between the North and South.
Robinson gave this warning on Tuesday night during a consultative meeting with Prince Adewale Adebayo, the Social Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, at his residence in Abuja.
He stated that PANDEF would mobilise people from the creeks and streets across the country to protest should the 2023 election produce a Northern president.
He said, “The statement is not a threat and we are serious. We will mobilise our people in the creeks, in the farmlands, in the streets across Nigeria, and people who think that Nigerians should work together.
I had said on a programme on national TV that if the two major political parties produce northern candidates, it will be a declaration of war against southern Nigeria. We are in a situation where an administration has operated in a system as if others don’t exist.
“We are saying it’s unfair, not proper, and it’s on record. We are taking our campaigns to the South-South, we have friends in the middle belt and in northern Nigeria, we are taking it to Nigerians of goodwill and clear conscience in northern Nigeria, so that they will know that we need to work together for this country to exist, prosper, and become greater than what we are. We will speak to all Nigerians why the next president should come from southern Nigeria; anything otherwise, we are not saying this as a threat, Nigeria will no longer be what it has been if 2023 goes to the north”.