Governors and diversified leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Northern Nigeria own demanded that the presidential assign of the occasion be zoned to the southern section of the country.
The governors acknowledged their put in a public assertion signed by 10 of them and the chief of the occasion in Sokoto Advise, Aliyu Wamakko.
A total of 22 of Nigeria’s 36 states are governed by the APC. Fourteen of the governors are from the North, while eight are from the South.
Most spirited four northern APC command governors didn’t signal the assertion. Two of them, Yahaya Bello of Kogi and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, are among the many APC’s 23 presidential aspirants.
The 10 Northern APC governors that signed the assertion are those of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Nasarawa, Zamfara, Gombe, Borno, Plateau and Kebbi.
The assertion by the Northern governors comes about a days after President Muhammadu Buhari educated APC governors that he desired to lift his successor and desires their back to originate so.
Mr Buhari didn’t, nonetheless, name his most in model candidate, thus leaving room for speculations.
On the time of this file, Mr Buhari used to be meeting with the 23 presidential aspirants of the APC.
Forward of the stance of the northern APC governors, their colleagues from the south had unanimously acknowledged that the occasion’s presidential candidate desires to be from the southern section of the country.
Read the fleshy assertion by the Northern APC governors under.
Assertion by Northern States’ APC Governors and Political Leaders
APC governors and political leaders from the northern states of Nigeria right this moment met to overview the political topic and to additional back our Occasion in providing innovative management amidst our national challenges. All the scheme through our discussions, we welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation to governors and diversified stakeholders to contribute to the emergence of a genuine presidential candidate for the APC.
After careful deliberation, we fancy to command our company conviction that after eight years in put of labor of President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC for the 2023 elections desires to be regarded as one of our teeming contributors from the southern states of Nigeria. It is miles a request of of honour for the APC, an obligation that is no longer any longer in anyway tormented by the selections taken by but one more political occasion. We verify that upholding this thought is within the pastime of constructing a stronger, more united and more innovative country.
We which implies that of this truth fancy to strongly imply to President Muhammadu Buhari that the stare a successor as the APC’s presidential candidate be restricted to our compatriots from the southern states. We enchantment to all aspirants from the northern states to withdraw within the national pastime and enable supreme the aspirants from the south to proceed to the primaries. We’re contented by the resolution of our esteemed colleague, His Excellency, Governor Abubakar Badaru to contribute to this patriotic quest by withdrawing his presidential aspiration.
The APC has a obligation to make obvious that the 2023 elections supply a nation-constructing moment, reaffirming that a democratic pathway to energy exists for all who mark cooperation and make national platforms. This moment calls for the most sober and inclusive reach to selecting our occasion’s candidate, and we name on all APC leaders to fulfil their accountability on this regard.
Signed, 4th June 2022:
1. Aminu Bello Masari Governor of Katsina Advise
2. Abubakar Sani Bello Governor of Niger Advise
3. Abdullahi A. Sule Governor of Nasarawa Advise
4. Prof. B.G. Umara Zulum Governor of Borno Advise
5. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Governor of Kaduna Advise
6. Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya Governor of Gombe Advise
7. Bello M. Matawalle Governor of Zamfara Advise
8. Simon Bako Lalong Governor of Plateau Advise
9. Senator Aliyu Wamakko Historical Governor of Sokoto Advise
10. Dr. A.U. Ganduje Governor of Kano Advise
11. Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Governor of Kebbi Advise
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