Ibrahim Shekarau, former Governor of Kano State on Thursday stated that the Southern part of Nigeria should produce the next president.
Shekarau while speaking on Channels TV noted that President Muhammadu Buhari who is from the North by 2023 would have completed eights years in power, hence the need to shift power to the South.
He said, “common sense tells one that we should look the other side, to the Southern part of Nigeria”.
The former Governor when asked about his view on South-East Presidency in 2023, he said, “I don’t call it zoning, I would rather call it some balancing. There has to be some sense of belonging. There is what I call the constitution of common sense.”
“The Constitution of Nigeria or the constitution of any of the political parties didn’t say if I am from the North, my running mate must be from the South. It is not written but if today, I am a presidential candidate from Kano and I tell you my running mate is from Bauchi, you will say something is wrong with me.”
“The presidency has just been from the North for eight years. Common sense tells us that we should look at the other side, to the Southern part of Nigeria. We should recognise the North and the South, this is elementary geography and history.”
“Perception is what you have to carry along. If you continue to dominate on one particular side, the perception from the other side is, ‘What about me?”