A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has kicked against the move of some northern politicians to contest the 2023 Presidential Election.
Naija News recalls that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State had called for an end to zoning so all regions can contest in the 2023 Presidential Election.
He said, “Even with our success in the 2015 elections, there is room for improvement.
“Barriers to political equality, such as our seemingly entrenched through informal rule for zoning candidacies according to regions of origin, need to be de-emphasised and ultimately abandoned in favour of an emphasis on qualification, competence and character.”
However, speaking with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, Shehu Sani said it would be unfair to deny the South-West geopolitical zone the 2023 presidency.
He urged President Buhari to caution any politician of northern extraction against eyeing the presidency in 2023.
According to Shehu Sani, “It will be a serious threat to the future and peace of the country if the northern region continues to dominate the leadership of the nation because of its numerical strength.
“The President should caution those from the North eyeing that position.
“Power needs to rotate to other regions. The South-West worked tirelessly to remove the PDP from office and helped to bring Nigeria to where it is today and deserves support from the North come 2023.
“If the federal character is applied on appointments and other areas, it should also be applicable in the political space.”