Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman Senate Committee on Military, has kicked in opposition to zoning the presidency to the North forward of the 2023 presidential election.
The lawmaker advised newsmen on Saturday that within the spirit of equity, justice and fairness, any a part of the South ought to produce the subsequent All Progressives Congress presidential candidate.
In response to him, any try to zone the occasion’s presidential ticket to the North can be tantamount to 3rd time period after President Muhammad Buhari’s second time period in workplace.
He mentioned, “I’m in opposition to APC producing its presidential candidate from the North. The APC presidential candidate ought to come from the South. I’ve mentioned it earlier than and can nonetheless say it once more that if we have now a northerner as APC presidential candidate, to me, it’s tantamount to 3rd time period, and it’s not constitutional.
“The (APC) structure says the president shall serve two phrases, and we mentioned then that the north ought to serve two phrases.
“In case you say the north ought to produce the presidential candidate once more, it means you’re going for third time period, which isn’t honest and I imagine in equity, justice and equality.
“Let candidate from the south — and which means, south-south, southeast and south-west — clinch the ticket.
“For the southeast, let me say for instance, you need to be the pinnacle of this home and you might be calling for the division of the home, will it work?
“And I believe the southeast wants to consider it. That’s what is creating the hearsay for the northerners to even say they need to be the president once more. If you wish to be president of Nigeria, you could imagine within the unity of Nigeria. I help the candidate to return anyplace from the south.”