Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has no zoning arrangement to a particular region ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Recall that some APC leaders have been claiming that the ruling party has an unofficial plan to come the 2023 presidency to the south.
Also, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had said that the southern part of the country should be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
Singing a different tune while while speaking to newsmen during the weekend, Yahaya Bello said anyone from any region id free to contest for presidency in 2023, saying that there was no zoning arrangement in the APC.
He said: “There is nothing like zoning in our party. In 2015, there was no zoning; many aspirants, including former governor Rochas Okorocha contested.
“In 2019, there was no zoning; people in APC were not courageous enough to contest with President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Asked if he is interested in 2023 presidençy the, Bello said: “If it’s the will of God for me to become president in this country at the right time, I will be.”
Acccording to him, he would floor any candidate he decides to contest against for the 2023 presidency with a record-breaking vote.
“I will record a vote that has never been recorded in Nigeria by the grace of God. But that’s not the issue right now; the issue is there must be Nigeria before we talk of 2023,” the governor added.