– Calls in the APC for the presidency to be zoned to the south are getting louder
– Northern governors from the ruling party, like Aminu Masari, have also lent their voices to the agitation
– In fact, the Katsina governor said it will only be fair for the highest seat of power in Nigeria to be given to the south
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Many Nigerian governors and prominent politicians even from the northern part of the country have favoured the agitation for the south to produce the next president come 2023.
One of those who made the call again recently was the governor of Katsina, Aminu Masari, The Cable reports.
The governor said it will be fair for a president of southern origin to emerge after President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration comes to end.
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Masari believes the All Progressives Congress (APC) has a very bright future because, according to him, no other political party has impacted the lives of Nigerians like the ruling party.
Channels TV quotes Masari saying that the APC has been the country’s saviour from its terrible past.
“Of course, by all means. Let everybody come with a balance sheet of what they got yesterday and what we get today and compare notes.
“With regards to zoning, fair is fair. If you ask me, I would, as a person — Aminu — think we should move the presidency to the southern part of the country.
“No government, no political party since the independence in Nigeria has brought about social interventions like the APC government. Billions of naira have been paid to ordinary people.”
Meanwhile, the Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had advised the leadership of the party to zone its presidential ticket to the south-south.
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The state chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi, gave the advice on Monday, March 15, during an address to journalists in Benin city.
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The party chieftain said the south-south zone was short-changed when President Goodluck Jonathan was denied a second term.
”As 2023 approaches, I humbly submit that our party has eminent men and women from across the six zones of the country that can lead us to victory. Our zone, South-South, I believe was short-changed when President (Goodluck) Jonathan was stopped from getting a second term.”
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