By Abba Gwale
Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has said southern part of the country should produce the next President in 2023 in the interest of fairness.
In his interview with channels Television, Masari said, “With regard to zoning, fair is fair. If you ask me, I will, as a person, think that we should move the presidency to the southern part of the country.”
The Governor spoke barely 24 hours after a committee set up by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party recommended the scrapping of zoning.
But Masari, a serving Governor under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress, when asked which part of the South should produce the next President, responded, “South is south”.
He also claimed that no party had impacted the lives of “ordinary Nigerians” positively through social intervention programmes as the APC.
“No government, no political party since the independence in Nigeria has brought about social interventions like the APC government. Billions of naira have been paid to ordinary people,” he added.
He further said the party would do well in the 2023 presidential election owing to its social intervention programmes.