2023 presidency: I'll never support zoning, Governor Fayemi says

2023 presidency: I'll never support zoning, Governor Fayemi says

- Governor Kayode Fayemi distanced himself from the notion of zoning ahead of 2023 elections

- The Ekiti governor is of the view that capable persons can be picked from any part of the country

- Fayemi noted on Sunday, December 6, that Nigeria, from its massive population and ethnic multiplicity, has a lot of opportunities to choose in this regard

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The governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, has responded to calls from many parts of Nigeria for a southeast presidency come 2023 presidential election.

Governor Fayemi, in his opinion, believes that competent Nigerians can be found and chosen from all geopolitical zones of the country.

He said this agitation is coming at this time because many persons believe they have been politically marginalised over the years.

2023 presidency: I'll never support zoning, says Governor Fayemi
Governor Fayemi said he is not in support of zoning come 2023 presidential election (Photo: @kfayemi)
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The governor added:

“In a country that is multicultural, multireligious and multiethnic, one of the equilibrating mechanisms is to ensure that those in leadership represent the mosaic that the country is.”

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Speaking in an interview with Channels TV on Sunday, December 6, Fayemi who doubles as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum stated clearly that he does not advocate for the idea of zoning.

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His words:

"I am not an advocate of zoning...I'm also of the view that excellent Nigerians come from all parts of the country - Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on zoning presidency to the Southeast in 2023."

Meanwhile, Kashim Shettima, former governor of Borno state, stated that it was too early for leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to discuss the 2023 presidency.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital on Friday, December 4, during a two-day high-level mid-term retreat, the APC chieftain described as a total distraction the wrangling recently generated over zoning.

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Shettima said when the time comes, leaders of APC including President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Lagos governor, will decide where the new presidential candidate of the party would come from.

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