Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has denied studies that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had a zoning association forward of the 2023 presidential election.
There have been rising requires the APC to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the Southern a part of Nigeria.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had mentioned that the southern area of the nation must be allowed to provide the subsequent president of Nigeria in 2023.
The governor joined his Kaduna counterpart, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and different outstanding northern politicians who had made related calls in current days.
However talking to reporters in Abuja over the weekend, Yahaya Bello mentioned anybody from any zone was free to contest for presidency in 2023, as there was no zoning association within the APC.
He mentioned: “There may be nothing like zoning in our celebration. In 2015, there was no zoning; many aspirants, together with former governor Rochas Okorocha contested.
“In 2019, there was no zoning; folks in APC weren’t brave sufficient to contest with President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Requested if he’s within the 2023 presidency, Bello mentioned: “If it’s the need of God for me to develop into president on this nation on the proper time, I shall be.”
The Kogi governor reiterated that he would defeat any candidate he decides to contest towards for the 2023 presidency with a record-breaking vote.
“I’ll document a vote that has by no means been recorded in Nigeria by the grace of God. However that’s not the problem proper now; the problem is there have to be Nigeria earlier than we discuss of 2023,” the governor added.
2023: No zoning of presidency to South in APC – Yahaya Bello