2023 presidency: Zoning arrangement not written in APC constitution, says Osoba

2023 presidency: Zoning arrangement not written in APC constitution, says Osoba

- Segun Osoba says there is no official agreement for zoning in APC constitution

- The APC chieftain, who spoke on Live TV, said the zoning arrangement was avoided because of Nigeria's constitution

- Earlier, the former governor of Ogun state stated that APC national leader Bola Tinubu has the right to vie for 2023 presidency ticket

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An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Olusegun Osoba, has stated that there is no gentleman agreement stating that power should be zoned to the south after the end of President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure.

The former governor made this known while speaking on Arise TV's Morning Show on Tuesday, January 5, which was monitored by Legit.ng.

According to him, the reason there was no formal agreement on zoning was because the ruling party does not want to negate the position of Nigeria's constitution which allows qualified Nigerians to vote and be voted for.

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2023 presidency: Zoning arrangement not written in APC constitution, says Osoba
APC chieftain and former governor Olusegun Osoba said there was no zoning arrangement in the APC. Credit: Southwest Progressives Forum
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Osoba, who said he has never been consulted on the 2023 presidency by any candidate, slammed the southeast for making too much noise.

Tinubu has right to contest - Osoba

Osoba also submitted that Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the APC and Lagos state governor, is qualified to run for presidency come 2023.

According to him, Tinubu is one of the founding fathers of the ruling party who deserves the highest office should he decide to run for it.

Tinubu, a former Lagos state governor, has also been rumoured to be eyeing the country's highest stool, though no official pronouncement has been made from the camp of the APC chieftain.

No zoning arrangement in APC - Shekarau

Meanwhile, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau said that there is no arrangement for the zoning of the presidency in the constitution of the All Progressives Congress.

The former two-term Kano state governor and the former minister made this known on Sunday, January 3, while answering questions from journalists.

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The senator representing Kano Central, however, noted that it is by the virtue of common sense and fairness that the power should leave the north to the southern region of the country.

APC must respect zoning arrangement - Amaechi

Legit.ng also reported that Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transport, backed work and housing minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola's call to honour the zoning formula ahead of 2023.

Speaking on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, on Channels TV, Amaechi said the APC is built on the principles of zoning and should be accorded the deserved respect in picking its presidential candidates.

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