The Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has explained how he will deal with the Niger Delta region if elected president in 2023.
Adebayo said that he would see the Niger Delta region as human and not as an oil-producing region.
He stated this on Tuesday in Abuja when he hosted the Leadership of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF).
KEMI FILANI NEWS had earlier reported that PANDEF has said the emergence of a northern president in the 2023 election declaration of war against the country’s southern region.
“The conversation has begun. It won’t end today because it involved PANDEF, Afenifere and the middle Belt. The unity of Nigeria is number one. There is no room for casting doubt on the continuity and unity of Nigeria.
“Not a single square meter of Nigeria will be taken away. Niger Delta has been a source of stupendous wealth but nothing can be cured without justice. I view Niger Delta people as Nigerians first. Let us leave the oil first. They are Nigerians. We are dealing with the Niger Delta in our government as human beings if we emerge,”
He added that when a just man is on the throne there will no longer be division and the people would rejoice.
He said, “You need a righteous man not Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba to be the next president. For this reason, I share the sympathy of the Middle Belt and Niger Delta. From region to region, from gender to gender, power should rotate. We will not look at ourselves from where we are coming from, we will give Nigerians the needed leadership.”