- Politicians in the country are already discussing about who will rule Nigeria after the tenure of President Buhari
- A former governor, Olusegun Osoba, has disclosed the agreement reached by APC leaders regarding the presidency
- Osoba mentioned the regions of the country expected to produce the party's presidential candidate
A former governor of Ogun state, Olusegun Osoba has said the next presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would come from the south and not from the northern part of the country.
According to This Day, the politician told Arise TV that the party decided on the 2023 presidential ticket during the merger of the APC.
Osoba reportedly pointed out that the deal reached during the merger was for the north to produce the president in 2015.
“We had a clear gentlemanly understanding that the Northern part of the country will produce the president when we did the merger in 2013. And the chairman of the party will then come from the South."
The former governor stated that the understanding at the time was for the APC presidential ticket to revert to the southern part of the country after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Vanguard reported that he said the southern part of the country being referred to in the arrangement includes the south-south, the south-east, and the south-west zones.
“Therefore, those from the South-East, South-South and South-West can put up candidates for the party’s primary and whoever emerges from the primary can then be the candidate of our party."
Meanwhile, Abubakar Girei, a chieftain of the APC, has recommended Yemi Osinbajo-Babagana Zulum 2023 presidential ticket, saying the combination will ensure victory for the ruling party.
Daily Sun reported that the politician said if the APC will zone its presidential slot to the south, it would be proper to consider giving the ticket to the serving vice president to consolidate on the successes of Buhari.
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Girei added that choosing the governor of Borno state as Osinbajo's running mate will help the party to stay in power beyond 2023.
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