Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has backed the calls for power to shift to the southern part of the country in 2023.
Governor Zulum stance is backing the Southern Governors’ Forum’s resolution on the zoning of the presidential seat in 2023.
Recall that the southern governors during a meeting in Lagos on Monday agreed that the region should produce Nigeria’s next president based on the principles of equity, and fairness.
The governor speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday said, “I have said it times without number that I, Professor Babagana Zulum, I am of the view that the presidency should go to the south in the year 2023 because the unity of our country is very important.”
“Secondly, inclusivity is very important. Thirdly, I am in the APC. Six or seven years ago, APC had zoned the presidency to northern Nigeria based on the agreement that in the year 2023, the presidency should go to the south.”
Speaking further on the issue, Governor Zulum admitting that the southern leaders have the right to call for power shift to the region, faulted those insisting that the zone must produce the next Nigerian leader.
“But again, this is politics. We are supposed to meet and discuss this issue among ourselves, among the political class,” he explained, as he called for caution so as not to overheat the polity in the lead-up to the 2023 polls.
“This statement that people are saying that the president must go to the south, I want them to remove the word must.”