According to the report received by NIGERIA NEWS, Babachir David Lawal speaks that anyone could be Nigeria President in 2023 and even mention himself that he could be president as well. He made the statement during a briefing on the matter of moving the presidency out of the north in 2023.
He further added that he believes that anyone is not limited or rather prohibited to rule this country, stressing that presidential election should not be restricted to some particular tribe if Nigeria were to be good and be ruled by competent people.
Mr. Babachir who has once be the secretary to the Government of the Federation make a statement that he knew a lot of people from a different tribe in Nigeria who are capable enough to rule this country.
Below is the statement he made during his briefing with the Sun:
“Every part of Nigeria can produce a president, a competent one.
“I know so many. Being a cosmopolitan man, I know Igbos not less than ten that can successfully run this country; I know Yorubas that can do, I know Ijaws that can do, I know Hausas that can do, I know even Kilba.
“Hey myself, my friend, I can be president of this country. I consider myself quite competent to do so from a small tribe of 300,000 people. There are so many such tribes that can produce good, competent leaders all over Nigeria.
“Even if it is in the north if we say the north-west has produced a presidential candidate, the south-west had produced one, I don’t see why the north-central cannot produce or the north-east cannot produce just as south-south, south-east, south-west, and even north-west can still produce. The constitution doesn’t say it is prohibited. And as I said, I believe every zone, every state, has capable people that can run this country effectively,” Lawal said.