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2023: South Should Produce Next President, North Still Trying to Hold on to Presidential Ticket is Tantamount to a 3rd Term Agenda – Ali Ndume

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 15th Mar, 2021 - tori.ng

A leading northern senator, Ali Ndume has condemned moves to return the presidency to the north.

Ali Ndume
Ali Ndume
 
The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume has condemned moves to zone the all Progressives Congress presidential ticket to the north ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
 
Ndume who is a chieftain of the ruling party said this when he spoke to newsmen in Abuja over the weekend.  He said zoning of the presidential slot to the North should not be encouraged.
 
In his words
 
“I am a founding member of APC. We agreed in principle then that the party will zone presidential ticket to the north. That was why Buhari, Atiku and others contested. Only Rochas Okorocha contested from the south. He knew he wasn’t going to win. So, that arrangement was there. For me, based on our agreement, the south should produce the next presidential candidate of APC. The north still trying to hold on to that is tantamount to a third term agenda. We should not encourage that.”
 


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