- Governor Mai Mala Buni said APC has not yet decided where it will zone its presidency by 2023
- The Yobe state governor also maintained that decision has not been struck on where the new chairman will come from
- According to Buni who is the ruling party's national caretaker chairman, APC is rebuilding and reconciling aggrieved members
All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it has not yet decided which region it will zone its presidential ticket by 2023.
Chairman of the party's national caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, made this know during an interview with the Saturday Sun.
Legit.ng understands that the conversation on who takes the baton of leadership from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 has been gaining momentum with groups, coalitions and individuals establishing arguments on where the presidency should be zoned to.
Top politicians including former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu, Governor Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, and a host of others have been given support to take the leadership baton when Buhari-north presidency ends.
The electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the next presidential election will hold on February 28, 2023.
As questions keep leaping up on where the APC will zone its presidential ticket after the end of the Buhari/north presidency, Governor Buni said the ruling party is rebuilding and reconciling aggrieved members.
H noted that the party just scaled through the whirlpool of another leadership crisis which saw Adams Oshiomhole-led working committee axed out.
"We cannot say where the chairman or president of the party will be coming from. We cannot cross the bridge until when we get there.
"Meanwhile, the committee is preoccupied with the task of rebuilding a party that would stand the test of time and remain Nigeria’s leading political party.”
Meanwhile, Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state and a senator representing Imo West has joined the advocacy for the 2023 presidency to be zoned to the southeast.
Speaking in Enugu on Friday, October 30, the former governor stated that the southeast leaders have reached a unilateral decision that the next president should come from the Igbo clan.
Okorocha said the decision was made by Igbo leaders across parties, differences and affiliations having resolved to work for the same interest of the Ndigbo ahead of the 2023 general election.
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