By Ishaku Yohanna
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, says Southern Nigeria should produce the next President of Nigeria to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Masari, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said a non-northerner should succeed President Buhari in 2023 in the spirit of equity, fairness and justice.
“With regards to zoning, fair is fair. If you ask me as a person, Aminu, I think we should move the presidency to the southern part of the country,” Masari said when asked which zone should have the presidency in 2023.
Although he did not specify which particular geographical region of the South should produce the next President, the governor maintained that “South is South.”
Meanwhile, the Katsina State Governor expressed optimism that the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) will fare well after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, despite the challenges currently facing the country.
He said no political party has brought social interventions for the betterment of the masses in Nigeria’s history like the APC.
“Let everybody come with a balance sheet of what they got yesterday and what we get today and compare notes,” Masari said.
He added that the APC came at a time when the economy was in a comatose situation, hence the introduction of social programmes like the TraderMoni, AnchorBorrower, School Feeding among several others.