A former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu-Sheriff, on Thursday, said any part of the country can produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
Sheriff, who stated this during his investiture as patron of a political pressure group, Frontier for Quality Leadership and Good Governance, in Abuja, said Nigerians should be bothered about getting a President who is capable of steering the affairs of the country in the right direction.
He added that the tribe and religion of the President’s successor should not matter.
The ex-governor said: “We must put our differences aside and look for leaders from anywhere. We must also believe that leadership is from God. Nobody makes himself a leader, it is only when God chooses you to be a leader and I believe that most people always blame leaders.
“If the man that will bring succour to Nigeria is coming from a mountain in Ogoja, we should go and look for him. If the man is in the extreme end of Adamawa, we should go and look for him. If he is coming from the end of Anambra, we should go and look for him. We must do soul-searching and look for a leader.
“When I see people criticise leaders on what they know nothing about, I pray for them because you will only know the challenges of this country when you are saddled with responsibility.
“You know the complex situation of our country. When we have leaders, we should pray for them that God should intervene. We should not curse our leaders.
“We have more than 300 tribes and languages living in this country and our unique nature, the way we are made up, makes it mandatory for all of us to live together and be our brother’s keeper.”