By Akpos Oghenetega,
Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has called on the country’s two major political parties to produce their presidential candidates from the South in 2023, noting that the South should produce the presidency in the interest of fairness.
The former House of Representative Speaker stated this during an interview on Channels Television, noted that “With regard to zoning, fair is fair. If you ask me, I will, as a person think that we should move the presidency to the southern part of the country.”
The governor spoke barely 24 hours after a committee set up by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party recommended the scrapping of zoning.
But Masari, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, when asked which part of the South should produce the next President, responded, “South is south”.
Masari also claimed that no party had impacted the lives of “ordinary Nigerians” positively through social intervention programmes as the APC.
He added that the party would do well in the 2023 presidential election owing to its social intervention programmes.
“No government, no political party since independence in Nigeria has brought about social interventions like the APC government. Billions of naira have been paid to ordinary people,” he added.