Fashola to APC leaders: Zoning agreement should be respected in 2023

- The conversation around the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria is still gaining traction

- Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, former Lagos state governor, has joined in on the conversation

- Fashola, the minister of works and housing, revealed that a zoning agreement exist in the ruling APC

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The minister of works and housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has advised the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to respect and honour the agreement reached at the formative stage of the party for zoning to take place.

Fashola is the first APC leader revealing that indeed there was a zoning agreement between chieftains of the party in the past.

Before now, some chieftains of the ruling party have been saying no such agreement exists in the APC.

Fashola who while chatting with selected journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, November 24 stated there was an agreement on zoning which he said should be honoured.

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Meanwhile, elders and major stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have insisted that it is the turn of the southeast to produce next president of Nigeria.

This was disclosed recently by former Nigerian Ambassador to Greece, Frank Ogbuewu, in a news conference in Abuja in reaction to the recent defection of Governor Dave Umahi to the APC.

In a related development, the Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development has begun to drum support for Igbo presidency.

The northern elders insisted that the southeast zone should be next for Nigeria’s 2023 presidency and not any other geopolitical region.

As the conversation continues, Peter Obi has advised politicians to focus on improving the Nigerian economy instead of concentrating on their 2023 political aspirations.

Obi stated what is of importance now is the livelihoods of Nigerians, which he said had become dire due to the coronavirus pandemic and not political permutations.

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