A former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, has said Nigerians must avoid the pitfalls of ethno-religious politics in order to choose the right leader come 2023.
Sheriff spoke while receiving members of an All Progressives Congress pressure group, Frontier for Equality Leadership and Good Governance, in his office, in Abuja, on Thursday.
He said competence should be the main focus of Nigerians in making a choice.
The ex-governor said, “If the man that will bring succour to Nigeria is coming from a mountain in Ogoja, we should go and look for him.
“If it 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.
“Unless we all believe in ourselves as a nation, and believe all of us are equal, and believe that a good leader will emerge from any part of the country, regardless of his religion, tribe or where he comes from; we will not succeed in getting it right in this country we dearly love.”
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