– Ibrahim Shekarau has stated that it is a matter of “common sense” to give power to the south after the north’s 8 years in power
– The former minister and Kano governor also dismissed the argument that the there is zoning arrangement for the presidency in APC
– Shekarau said it is about “balance, justice and fairness” that the power be rotated among the regions in the country
The conversation on the 2023 presidency has taken another dimension as Malam Ibrahim Shekarau said that there is no arrangement for the zoning of the presidency in the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former two-term Kano state governor and former minister made this known on Sunday, January 3, while answering questions from journalists.
The senator representing Kano Central, however, noted that it is by the virtue of common sense and fairness that the power should leave the north to the southern region of the country, Daily Trust reports.
Shekarau, who said there are “hundreds of qualified presidential candidates”, further maintained that the principle of balancing should be employed in the zoning of the presidential ticket come 2023.
“I don’t talk of zoning but balancing. My belief is that today in Nigeria, there is no one state that does not have hundreds of qualified presidential candidate.
“So it should not be about killing oneself for which area produces the president. It should be ‘who is it’ and not ‘where he is from.”
The former governor also noted that “there is the constitution of common sense, people have to use it”
Buhari’s successor must come from the south – Shekarau
Meanwhile, former governor of Kano state earlier said Nigeria must allow President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor to come from the southern part.
The former governor noted that President Buhari is from the north and “common sense tells one that we should look at the other side.”
APC must respect zoning arrangement – Amaechi
Speaking on Tuesday, December 1, on Channels TV, Amaechi said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is built on the principles of zoning and should be accorded the deserved respect in picking its presidential candidates.
The constitution of the country permits every qualified and credible Nigerian to vote and be voted.
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