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If Yaradua Steps Down Today, What Do You Think Will Happen?

I honestly believe that now is the time for everyone of us to start looking at the future of this country.

If Mr. President happens to step aside today, what is going to happen? Who is going to be the president and who is going to be the VP?

It was also on the news this morning that Obama's administration is looking at this situation very closely.

We need to be more proactive and handle our business.

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with present happenings. zoning is as good as dead

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What ever happens the greater outcome will be NO geo political zoning presidencys any more. Point blank

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i do not see goodluck stepping down. the gentle arrangement of pdp zoning system will rather fizzle away

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nigeria cannot be thrown into confusion as anticipated by some rather Gooluck will take over and dismantle the yaradua political structure and put his own in strategic positions and seek a fresh term

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If yaradua resigns,goodluck becomes president.,a northern vp is taken, By 2011,goodluck steps down for the vp who later becomes president to complete yaradua 2nd tenure,

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What else is going to be happen? PdP is doing to field another wastebag who is simply going to update/downgrade the system. Lord knows we need a clean wipe and a complete re-install of all applications, users, home directories etc. u get my drift

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I have no choice but to agree with you. I have stated it over and over that presidency rotation system (zoning) in Nigeria is nothing but a hopeless system.

It creates nothing but confusion and at the end of the day, the most qualified candidate is skipped for the job.

I hope FG is preparing a sensible method to replace Yaradua if he steps down. Or else there will be fire between the Delta connection and the Hausa boys.

It will be deadly and messy.

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I dont blame the north to be honest this whole Zoning will stop immediately after yaraduas term or after the SE zones term. If anyone thinks the NW or North will wait another 50 something years for a president from their region to surface, that person is an .

I have said it time and time again, they will realize that a free and fair election benefits them than this rotation/zoning trash. In an honest election from the North Atiku, Buhari, or even Ribadu WOULD WIN. Those Northeners in current PDP are either short sighted or just playin this fake PDP nonsense, they will soon break off after yaraduas term to form an opposition party or even align themselves with AC as ANPP(Buhari's party) did.

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The north should succed nigeria and see if anyone would miss them? Yeye old people.

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it is simple to tell that the northerners are ready to fight to the end. and as per our Constitution, you can not blame them.

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Don’t disrupt zoning system - North warns - We stand by constitution - N/Assembly - Watch your comments on Yar’Adua, Atiku cautions politicians

By Leon Usigbe, Abuja - 04.12.2009

AGAINST the growing calls for ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua to resign to pave the way for the assumption of the presidency by Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan, the Northern Union has cautioned over any attempt to disrupt the North-South zoning system which, it observed, was meant to address the political peculiarities of the country and maintain its stability.

It has also condemned calls for President Yar’Adua to resign as a result of his ill health, pointing out that though it shared the concern for efficient, effective and good governance, such calls were not only hasty, but inimical to the peace, unity and continued stability of the country.

According to a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, which was signed by its chairman, Chief Patrick Adaba, the group restated its belief in constitutionalism, but observed that “certain peculiarities of any nation also play a vital role in bringing about amity and peaceful coexistence among the peoples of that nation.”

It said that, “it should be understood by those who love this country that one of such peculiarities upon which the unity and stability of our country are hinged is power rotation between the North and South. This is an extra-constitutional arrangement to deal with Nigeria’s peculiarities of pluralism, a practice not peculiar to Nigeria

http://www.tribune.com.ng/04122009/news/news2.html

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US worried over Yar’Adua’s health - We’re waiting for doctor’s report - FG - Govs meet over president’s health; Consult VP today - AC blasts FEC, says it is unprincipled

From Taiwo Adisa, Lanre Adewole and Adewale Ajayi - 04.12.2009

THE concern over the health of President Umaru Yar’Adua is fast spreading beyond the shores of Nigeria, as the United States is said to be worried about the president.

According to information reaching the Nigerian Tribune, the United States is particularly bothered about the likely implications the Yar’Adua’s health would have on Nigeria’s fledgling democracy, especially against the current controversies over who should succeed him in the event of his resignation.

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekwe-remadu, who confirmed the fears of the United States to newsmen in Abuja, said the US congressmen pointedly told him of their concern over the health of President Yar’Adua.

Ekweremadu just returned to the country after a trip to the United States of America, where his Committee on Constitution Review met with the US Congress Committee on Foreign Relations

http://www.tribune.com.ng/04122009/news/news1.html

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My suggestion:

Goodluck should replace Yaradua, while David Mark takes over the VP position for the rest of this term.

Now, In 2011 the Presidency rotation should then be readjusted; the northerners should be allowed to rule for a brand new 8 years.

Disclaimer: From 2011 on, the President and the VP must be from the same region.

Anything less will be deadly and will bring Nigeria down to her knees for a very long time.

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