Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday made a subtle case for other geo- political zones to produce Nigeria’s President in the interest of justice and fairness.
Since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999, the South East region is yet to produce the country’s President, while the Southwest, North and minority South – South have had shots at the Presidency at different times.
But Obasanjo said it was hispersonal view that the South East people deserve to produce the country’s President just as the Ogun West Senatorial District in his home state should be given the opportunity to produce the state Governor.
The ex- President spoke when the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun State chapter, led by Bishop Tunde – Akin Akinsanya visited him at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta for a special New Year service.
He noted that injustice and marginalisation are the instigators of conflicts along ethnic and regional lines in the country.