***Former member of the Senate, Shehu Sani, has answered Governor El-Rufai over his remarks on zoning game plan ahead 2023 general elections
***Governor El-Rufai had said that the zoning plan must be deserted for fitness
***In his responses, Senator Sani said it would be selfish for the north to clutch control after 2023
By Jennifer Y Omiloli
The senator who represented Kaduna central during the eighth National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has bludgeoned those mooting the possibility of the north clutching force past 2023.
He said the north would be careless on the off chance that it neglects to give up capacity to south after President Muhammadu Buhari’s subsequent term.
Daybreak.ng accumulated that Sani who was responding to Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s ongoing call for nullification of power turn, said it would be out of line following eight years, for north to hold grasp of power in Nigeria.
Governor El-Rufai had put forth a defense for relinquishment of zoning courses of action for political offices, saying the plans should have been de-stressed and eventually surrendered for capability.
He said Nigeria couldn’t stand to proceed on a similar way of zoning positions dependent on districts or inceptions, portraying the zoning of political offices as a boundary to political fairness.
Responding to El-Rufai’s remark when he paid Sallah reverence to the first executive governor of old Kaduna state, Balarabe Musa, on Monday, August 12, Sani expressed completely that southerners, especially the southwest, did everything conceivable to guarantee Buhari developed in 2015.
According to him, “It is an act of ingratitude for any northerner to think that by 2023, he or she should aspire for office in the view of the fact that southerners, particularly the southwest did everything possible to support the northern candidate to emerge as the president in 2015.
“We have not forgotten that president Buhari had contested three times without becoming president and on the fourth time, with the support of people from the south, he emerged the president of the country. It would be unfair after eight years, for us to think of continuing to hold the grip and levers of power in Nigeria.”
He included after President Buhari, power needs to turn toward the south, including that the southwest helped the north to be the place it is today.
“You can’t talk of competency when you have not produced an Igbo president. Are they not Nigerians? You cannot continue to punish them for the offense which they are not architect of? That is my view,” he said.