Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Yahaya Kwande, a member, Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, has revealed reasons that could make the North retain power in the next election.
In his statement, he claimed that the idea behind zoning political offices is a political tactic for winning elections.
Kwande during an interview with Sun newspaper stated that either the All Progressives Congress or the People Democratic Party may choose to dump the zoning tactics.’
He added that the party will decide what will see it win in the 2023 presidential election.
“I do not want to get involved into something that is so complicated. It was supposed to be the responsibility of a political party. It was a game and a tactic that you can use to win the election but it is not in our constitution.”
“If the PDP for instance zones their presidential slot to the East, they must have a reason for that. They would not even like the ruling party to zone it to the East because that would defeat the purpose for which they wanted it zoned to the East.”
“Now, how many political parties do we have? Somebody can even say let us zone it to his village so that he can win. In that case, you cannot stop him if his political party would go with his idea.”
“But it is not something that somebody should worry about. The people you see saying let it remain in the North are doing that because they feel you can use it to get more votes. If immediately something changes and they think that only a candidate from Delta would win for their party, believe me they would say, let us zone it to the South South. This is the idea; it is not something legal; it is politics.”