Direct governors from the North on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, contain backed a Nigerian President of southern extraction.
The Northern governors urged President Muhammadu Buhari to keep in thoughts a Southerner as his doubtless successor in 2023.
The governors issued an announcement to this attain after a gathering on Saturday.
In the assertion collectively signed by 11 northern governors, they urged Northern presidential aspirants to withdraw from the escape in nationwide pastime.
Grab that Buhari lately urged APC governors to allow him buy his successor.
He stated governors deem their successor, subsequently he also can serene be allowed to replicate the identical at the nationwide level.
The assertion entitled ‘assertion by Northern States APC Governors and political leaders’ reads in stout;
“APC governors and political leaders from the northern states of Nigeria at the present time met to learn the political bother and to additional toughen our Occasion in offering innovative leadership amidst our nationwide challenges.
“Correct thru our discussions, we welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation to governors and other stakeholders to contribute to the emergence of a solid presidential candidate for the APC.
“After cautious deliberation, we take care of to bid our firm conviction that after eight years in space of job of President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC for the 2023 elections also can serene be undoubtedly one of our teeming members from the southern states of Nigeria.
“It’s far a query of honour for the APC, an obligation that will not be any longer in any attain littered with the choices taken by one other political celebration.
“We confirm that upholding this precept is in the pastime of making a stronger, more united and more innovative nation.
“We, subsequently, take care of to strongly suggest to President Muhammadu Buhari that the learn for a successor because the APC’s presidential candidate be minute to our compatriots from the southern states.
“We allure to all aspirants from the northern states to withdraw in the nationwide pastime and allow thoroughly the aspirants from the south to proceed to the primaries.
“We are contented by the decision of our esteemed colleague, His Excellency, Governor Abubakar Badaru to contribute to this patriotic quest by withdrawing his presidential aspiration.
“The APC has an obligation to make sure that the 2023 elections provide a nation-building 2d, reaffirming that a democratic pathway to strength exists for all who rate cooperation and fabricate nationwide platforms.
“This 2d calls for the most sober and inclusive attain to deciding on our celebration’s candidate, and we call on all APC leaders to fulfil their obligation in this regard.”