There was anger yesterday, following alleged plots of some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), to cede their 2023 presidential tickets to the North.
After zoning their national chairmanship slots to the North, with northerners emerging as national chairmen of both parties, the leading parties have been foot-dragging on zoning the presidency to the South.
The Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), at the weekend, clamoured for the presidency ticket to be thrown open to all parts of the country.
Recall that the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on Friday, said the party had not taken a decision on zoning and did not disclose when the party would do so.
The PDP hierarchy is yet to decide on the issue. Its zoning committee, led by Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, recently recommended that the race be thrown open.
The non-committal stance of both parties on zoning elicited furore, yesterday.