The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) says the President Nigeria needs in 2023 is a true patriot who will come to unite the country and save it from iits current woes.
PANDEF is an umbrella group of monarchs, leaders, and stakeholders of coastal states of the Niger-Delta.
Spokesperson of the Forum, Ken Robinson, in a chat with newsmen on Saturday, insisted that the president should be a fresh wine from southern Nigeria that would unite the country and turn things around.
He said, “We need a saviour! Nigeria needs a saviour. There is nothing President Muhammadu Buhari will do to turn around the fortunes of the country in the next one and a half years or thereabouts.
“What Nigerians should be looking for now is someone that will come in to unite the country and turn things around. Those showing interest in the position of the President now are all part of Nigeria’s problem. We need fresh wine in a new bottle.
“The person might not be completely a stranger to the system, but I know some of the names we hear are part of the problem. And of course, PANDEF’s position is that the next president must come from southern Nigeria. With what is going on now, there is no hope for Nigeria.”
Robinson emphasised that the President must be a true patriot that will see Nigeria as his/her constituency.
“He or she must see himself/herself as a President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and not a president of a section of a people. That is when everybody will be united and love for the nation and the citizens will be the watchword”, he added.