2023 PRESIDENCY: NO AGREEMENT TO SURRENDER TICKET TO SOUTH AFTER BUHARI —YERIMA

Written by on December 24, 2020

FORMER ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNOR AND CHIEFTAIN OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC), SENATOR SANI AHMAD YERIMA HAS SAID THAT THERE WAS NO AGREEMENT, WRITTEN OR OTHERWISE AMONGST FOUNDATION MEMBERS OF THE RULING PARTY FOR ZONING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL TICKET OR OTHER ELECTIVE OFFICES IN THE COUNTRY.

THE SENATOR MADE THIS REMARK ON THE HEELS OF COMMENT BY FORMER LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR AND INCUMBENT MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING, BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA THAT AHEAD THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTIONS, POLITICAL LEADERS SHOULD HONOUR GENTLEMAN AGREEMENT, IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PLATFORMS.

SPEAKING WITH NEWSMEN IN ABUJA, SENATOR YERIMA WHO HAD SINCE DECLARED HIS INTEREST IN THE 2023 PRESIDENCY SAID THERE WAS NO AGREEMENT ON ZONING.

THE FORMER MINORITY LEADER AND CHIEFTAIN OF THE DEFUNCT, ALL NIGERIANS PEOPLE’S PARTY (ANPP), ONE OF THE PARTIES THAT MERGED TO FORM THE APC SAID HE WAS PRIVY TO ALL THE MEETINGS HELD TO FORM THE ERSTWHILE MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY AND ZONING OF PRESIDENCY WAS NEVER AN ISSUE.

YERIMA CHALLENGED CHIEFTAINS OF THE PARTY WITH CONTRARY EVIDENCE TO BRING IT TO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.


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