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2023: Shekarau warns Southern Governors to stop ‘ganging up’ against North

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A former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has advised the 17 Southern Governors to cease “ganging up” and “issuing threats” in a bid to land the 2023 Presidential slot.

Shekarau acknowledged this whereas that includes on Channels Tv on Monday.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, nevertheless, advised that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor come from the Southern area of Nigeria, to present “a way of belonging”.

The 17 Southern Governors have met twice this yr and demanded energy shift to the area whereas the 19 Northern Governors additionally met final week, opposing such transfer and noting that the candidate with the very best votes will emerge as President within the subsequent common elections.

Shekarau mentioned, “So far as the get together I belong is anxious, the APC, my proposal is that now that President Buhari is from the northern a part of the nation and (after) he has carried out his eight years, let beam the searchlight to the southern a part of Nigeria, not as a result of we don’t have competent individuals within the north…that doesn’t imply you’re throwing away the problem of competence, credibility and so forth.

“Whereas I agree we should always go for the very best and subsequently throw it open, no matter which a part of the nation, however we should even be conscious of the side of the sense of belonging. We have to be conscious of notion, to present some sense of belonging to each a part of Nigeria.

“The place I disagree with the Southern Governors is coming collectively to gang as much as say it have to be our flip. I believe that is purely a celebration affair.”

Persevering with, he mentioned, “We should not do that on the level of risk, that it have to be me, it have to be he, we have to come collectively. That is extra of a political get together concern.

“My level of disagreement with the gang up teams just like the Southern Governors is coming to gang as much as say it have to be our time, that is fallacious, it’s purely (a) get together concern and the political events ought to go into the boardrooms and type this concern out themselves.”

“As we speak, the Southern Governors gang up, tomorrow, one other group would gang up and say it have to be us,” he mentioned.

“Governors are very distinguished individuals within the scheme of issues, they’re leaders, so, they have to be cautious coming collectively to make some pronouncement that will quantity to instigating most people to take a stand and see it as a regional struggle,” Shekarau added.

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