2023 Presidency: S/West APC Commends El-Rufai’s Call For Power Shift To South
The South West APC has commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for his advocacy for the shift of the Presidential Power to the Southern Nigeria after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Zonal Publicity Secretary, APC, South West Zone Rt.Hon.Asiwaju Karounwi Oladapo affirmed that the commendation became necessary because the group have shown appreciation to the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, who made similar call recently.
The statement reads “We will continue to recognize strong voices in support of Southern Presidency from the Northern Nigeria until one of our own in the South West becomes the President in 2023.
“We encourage other vocal, credible and influential Northern figures to speak out and be counted. The call for Southern Presidency in 2023 resonated with the Northern masses.
According to the statement, none of the Northern Leaders who made the call has been molested by their people hence the need for more northern voices to speak in support.
“A Consesus of opinion of Northern Leaders in favour of Power shift to the South, particularly South West, is achievable ahead of 2023 Presidency.
“Governor El-Rufai fired the first salvo in February this year, it didn’t capture our attention and fancy at the time he did because it appeared like a political Statement. However, the interview El-Rufai granted, which was published in most of the notable newspapers on Sunday, 9th of August, 2020, where he corroborated his earlier support for the Southern Presidency in stronger terms, with so much passion and conviction, deserves our praises.
In the same vein, the South West APC noted with satisfaction the call for Southern Presidency made few days ago by Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume from Borno State.
The South West APC sent appreciation to the Elder Statesman, Mallam Mamman Daura whose emphasis for 2023 Presidency was more on merit and capacity. Merit and capacity favour the South West. We have in abundance men and women of intellect, character, competence and capacity to lead Nigeria to prosperity and greatness in 2023.The South West promises Nigerians the best!
The statement added that the call for the Southern Presidency is a patriotic one adding that the unity and stability of Nigeria come before individuals’ interests.
“The Leadership question should be settled on equity, Justice and fairness in 2023 to guarantee peaceful coexistence!”