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2023: Why Yoruba will produce president after Buhari – Clarke

Senior statesman and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Robert Clarke has said that the South West district is as of now all around situated to deliver President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.

He noticed that since 1999, presidential power goes to any district where two of the three noteworthy clans of Igbo, Yoruba, and Hausa/Fulani chose to take it to in the wake of framing a coalition.

Against that scenery, Clarke placed that with the present cooperation between the Southwest and President Muhammadu Buhari, presidential power was sure to move to Yorubaland in 2023.

He said it was tragic for the Igbos that they have never had an association with either the Hausa or the Yoruba in any race since 2011.

Talking in a meeting with Sun Newspaper, the senior statesman stated, “The issue in Nigeria is that the lawmaker has made for themselves a circumstance where if two of them accumulate against the third one, they will need the political capacity to turn among themselves.

“There are three noteworthy clans. The Igbo, Yoruba and the Hausa. Where two of these real clans posse up, that is the place the power is going.

“In 1999, when the constitution came in, Obasanjo wasn’t supported by the Yoruba, even though he was a Yoruba man; the Yoruba rejected him, and supported Falae. In any case, the Northerners and the Igbo voted in favor of him; the Yoruba never voted in favor of him despite everything he won because the Northern Hausa and the Eastern Igbo chose to help him.

“In 2003, Obasanjo desired the second term; once more, he was not supported by the Yoruba; the Yoruba set up another applicant yet at the same time he won. “In 2007, Yar’Adua was not bolstered by the Yoruba but rather the Igbo upheld the Northerners and he won.

“In 2011, Jonathan came in, he’s not a Northerner but instead he was bolstered by the North and the Igbo, and he won. Having understood that control is between two of these groups, the Yoruba and the Hausa converged in 2015, and they delivered Buhari.

“In 2023, if the Igbo don’t wind up clutching the Yoruba as a companion or the Hausa as a companion and enable the Hausa and the Yoruba to hold themselves together as in 2015, at that point that ticket will deliver the president. That implies the Yoruba will provide the president; the Northerners will create the VP because that is the truth of the number. Legislative issues are in the name.

“Since the end of Zik, the Igbo had never had a pioneer, and that is the deficiency of the Igbo race today. Assuming tomorrow, the Igbo draw out a youthful lively Igbo pioneer who would now be able to discover his route either to go with the Northern Hausa and structure union or the Yoruba and structure coalition, at that point the expectation of an Igbo president in Nigeria will come up.

“In any case, I as Robert Clarke seeing the landscape of governmental issues in Nigerians don’t perceive any desire for an Igbo administration aside from they change their frame of mind in adjusting themselves to one of the two clans. I’m seeing Nigeria comprising of three ethnic gatherings; between two of these three gatherings, where the power lies. Thus, on the off chance that the Igbo can fix themselves in any of the two coalitions, at that point, there’s a promise for them.”

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