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Shekarau Advocates Political Power Shift To South

Thursday 17 June 2021

Shekarau Advocates Political Power Shift To South
Ibrahim Shekarau

Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has advised the All Progressive Congress (APC) to field a southerner as its presidential candidate in 2023.

Shekarau gave this advice in an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Wednesday.

He pointed out that the idea is to ensure justice and fairness.

He stated that although rotational presidency is not written in APC’s constitution, he believes it is desirable for justice and fairness.

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“For instance, the present six geopolitical zones are not reflected in Nigeria’s constitution, but it is a good arrangement. You cannot implement any policy in Nigeria without taking geopolitical zones into consideration.

“This is also the same with rotating the presidency between the North and the South. If we ignore power shift, we are not being fair to ourselves and we are not fair to history. In my opinion, power shift is necessary for all Nigerians to have a sense of belonging.

“I am of the opinion that, we should exercise patience and bring our brothers from the South close to us.

“You see, the North alone cannot produce the votes enough for the president. Likewise the South, it is only when we come together. My believe is not only geopolitical regions, there is no state in the federation that does not have a competent person to lead this country.

“Violating this arrangement will further divide Nigerians. Some will feel neglected or rejected,” Mr Shekarau said.

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via: Information Nigeria

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