The lawmaker representing Kano Central Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has stated that there’s zoning in the constitution of our great party the All Progressives Congress APC
While addressing journalist in Kano, on the 3rd of January, 2021, ahead of the 2023 presidential elections the former State Governor, asserted that zoning is only applicable to the People’s Democratic party and not with our party.
The law maker, Shekarau who did not say which region should field a presidential candidate in 2023, affirmed that if a particular region retains power does not necessarily make it superior or better off.
Than other regions and as such issues about zoning should not over burden the party.
The Kaduna Senator insisted that some persons are still demanding for zoning when there is no constitutional backing for it, he also added that the presidential position should be decided based on justice, fairness and equity.
His statement reads below.
“I want to tell you that there is no place in the APC constitution that the issue of zoning is mentioned. I think it is only considered by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“For me, I believe in the principle of balance equation and common sense. Although there is no place in our party where zoning is allowed unlike in the PDP where the zoning system is constitutional, ideally common sense should have guided APC in it’s selection,” he said.
“And those who want to kill themselves that one particular region should continue to maintain power should know that that will not make them better than other regions.
For instance, in the last eight years the north has been in power, are we better than other parts of the country? The answer is no.”
On his relationship with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and his predecessor Rabiu Kwakwanso, Shekarau said;
“We have been together with Ganduje for so many years when I was a permanent secretary, cabinet office, and then he was a commissioner. So, we interacted a lot.
“I want to assure you that our relationship has been cordial up to now. There is no problem between us.
“So also with Kwankwaso, we have a good relationship. Our political differences will not affect our relationship. I never decamped from one party to another because of him.
“When I was in APC, Kwankwaso joined the party, and I left. Not because of him, but the leadership of the party. The same thing when I was in PDP, and left not because he joined the party.”