In an interview with Daily Trust on Monday, the lawmaker and APC chieftain warned the ruling party is likely to lose the 2023 presidential election.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been warned that it risks losing the 2023 presidential election due to zoning.
Senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly, Ali Ndume said the party must choose a Southerner as its presidential candidate if it wants to retain power in 2023.
Ndume, who is the Campaign Coordinator of the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the APC will lose the 2023 elections if the presidential ticket is not zoned to the South.
In an interview with Daily Trust on Monday, the lawmaker and APC chieftain warned the ruling party not to scheme the Southern region out of the 2023 presidency.
He added that it is the turn of the South to produce the next president and all members of the ruling party should support the region in 2023.
However, Ndume said it was not an excuse for APC to field a Northerner as its presidential candidate because the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is planning to pick its candidate from the North.
“It is not an excuse for us to pick our candidate in the North because they said PDP is planning to pick from the region. In APC, it’s the turn of the South and we need to all support them to actualise this.
“If we do justice, God will be with us. At the age of 63, God has done everything for me and I will stand by justice, even if I’m the only one. They supported us and this is our turn to support them. This is justice,” he said.