Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has faulted the call by Southern Governors that presidential power ‘must’ shift to their region in 2023.
GoldenNewsNG recalls that the southern governors had, during a meeting in Lagos on Monday, agreed that the region should produce Nigeria’s next president based on the principles of equity and fairness.
But speaking on Channels TV on Wednesday, Zulum declared supported for the resolution by southern governors about zoning the 2023 presidency to their region.
He, however, faulted the manner in which the southern governors were going about it, noting that it is not a must that the next president must emerge from their region.
“I have said it times without number that I, Professor Babagana Zulum, I am of the view that the presidency should go to the south in the year 2023 because the unity of our country is very important.
“Secondly, inclusivity is very important. Thirdly, I am in the APC. Six or seven years ago, APC had zoned the presidency to northern Nigeria based on the agreement that in the year 2023, the presidency should go to the south.
“But again, this is politics. We are supposed to meet and discuss this issue among ourselves, among the political class.
“This statement that people are saying that the president must go to the south, I want them to remove the word must,” Zulum said.