A former spokesman of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress, and Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Drainage & Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe has said that the candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar is not supposed to be on the ballot because power is zoned to the South
According to him, “given the tragic situation that we found ourselves after, we never wanted that to be repeated again, so, we decided to zone presidency between north and south until we are matured enough to drive democracy”
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“A Northerner is just finishing, it is supposed to come to the South, so what is PDP trying to do.
“To make matters worse, a Presidential candidate and national chairman of the party was brought from the North.
“We decided that power is zoned to the South, we have not forgotten what happened, people are now coming to change the dynamic, you can’t continue to change the goal post all the time.
The APC Chieftain added that the party’s presidential candidate and the national chairman both can’t come from the north.
“Southerners that are PDP won’t like it. Many southerners, millions of them in the south are not happy that PDP is presenting a presidential candidate from a North.
According to him, this is a fundamental issue that cannot be swept away especially as it involves history.
“We have not forgotten history, North South rotation has to be maintained until we are matured enough to say anybody can come from anywhere
He noted that the mistake APC made in putting out a first list was because the party wanted to give people a sense of belonging.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has published a new list of presidential campaign advisers.
The APC released the new list on Wednesday night to replace the previous 422-man list.
There were, however, a few surprises on the harmonized list, with Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the party’s National Chairman, rising to number two on the campaign list, just below President Muhammadu Buhari, who remains the PCC’s Chairman.
The list, dated October 19, was signed by Iyiola Omisore, the party’s national secretary, and was made public on Wednesday.
The initial list released by James Faleke, a house of representatives member and secretary of the council, had elicited pushback within the ranks of the party.
Some of the governors reportedly threatened to pull out of the campaigns if their demands were not granted.
Falake subsequently moved to pacify them, saying that the list was incomplete and their nominees would be added to the update.
The new list released by the party has over 600 names, including all the members of the national working committee (NWC), the federal executive council (FEC), the APC national assembly caucus, and chairmen of the party in the states.