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Northerners Can’t Be Forced To Vote Southern President – Baba-Ahmed

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the National Publicity Secretary of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has intimated that any Southerner cannot be forced down the throat of Northerners to be voted as president.

According to Baba-Ahmed, a Southerner asking for Northerens vote is not a bad thing though, but the aspirants should be able to convince Northerners that he would be there for both the people of Nigeria and not discriminate.

He said: “Since 1999, Nigerians have been voting; we voted a southern president in 1999 to 2007, we then voted a northern president in 2007 who ruled for only two years and a southern president completed his tenure and was voted again in 2011.

“You cannot tie up northern voters completely and totally and say he must not vote for any party that fields a northerner for the position of the president. You need to persuade people, you need to do the hard work of politics.

“People who believe that having a southern presidency is central to the survival of this country should in the name of God get up do the real work of lobbying and politicking and persuade people that the future of this country is contingent on the emergence of a southern president.

“But, you cannot do it by threat, intimidation and blackmail. If you keep pushing this rhetoric that it must be southern president or we will leave this country or the heavens will fall, then northern voters will say, what about my right to choose whoever I want? What do you do with my right? How can you force me to choose a southerner if I have a choice to choose a northerner or southerner?

Source: www.Ghgossip.com

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