Shehu Sani, a former senator and human rights activist, has stated that the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has an obligation to return the presidency to the southern region of Nigeria in 2023.
In addition, the former federal lawmaker stated that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may not strictly consider zoning the Presidency since it will be more preoccupied with wresting power away from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
During an exclusive interview with SaharaReporters on Sunday, Sani responded to the ongoing dispute over the rotation of power between the North and South by making these statements in response to the feud.
It is possible that the controversial issues of Southern states banning open grazing, agitating to collect value- added tax (VAT) rather than the Nigerian government, and separatist agitations in the South are some of the major reasons why Northern governors want to disregard the Gentleman’ s Agreement and return power to the South, says the rights activist.
” First and foremost, it is critical for you to recognize that politicians rarely adhere to the Gentleman’ s Agreement. That’ s the first one. There are other causes that could have justified the Northern governors’ decision, including their confrontational approach toward the Southern governors on the topic of open grazing and their opposition to the imposition of value added tax (VAT).
It feel that these are the fundamental changes that have occurred in the narratives, and it is likely that if the circumstances had been normal, they would have agreed with it. ” However, it has reached the point where daggers are being drawn from both sides, ” Sani explained.
” The conditions with the two major political parties are very different, ” he stated when referring to the two major political parties. According to the APC, it is commendable for the party to transfer power to the south, but the situation is different with the PDP for a variety of reasons. The fact that they are an opposition party means that they do not have the power or the privilege to state that the candidate will come from their party.
source: Sahara reporters
‘ Two, there is currently no viable presidential candidate in the opposition party who is willing to devote all of his resources to the campaign for the presidency of Nigeria as a representative of the opposition party. ‘
For a variety of reasons, Atiku Abubakar remains the sole plausible candidate from the opposition party, including the fact that he has been running for president for a long time and the fact that they do not have the authority to decide where power should come from.