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2023 Presidency: APC Northern Govs Back Southern Candidate, Ask Lawan, Others To Withdraw

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State governors from the North on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have backed a Nigerian President of southern extraction.

The Northern governors urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider a Southerner as his likely successor in 2023.

The governors issued a statement to this effect after a meeting on Saturday.

In the statement jointly signed by 11 northern governors, they urged Northern presidential aspirants to withdraw from the race in national interest.

Recall that Buhari recently urged APC governors to allow him pick his successor.

He said governors decide their successor, hence he should be allowed to replicate the same at the national level.

The statement entitled ‘statement by Northern States APC Governors and political leaders’ reads in full;

“APC governors and political leaders from the northern states of Nigeria today met to review the political situation and to further support our Party in providing progressive leadership amidst our national challenges.

“During our discussions, we welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation to governors and other stakeholders to contribute to the emergence of a strong presidential candidate for the APC.

“After careful deliberation, we wish to state our firm conviction that after eight years in office of President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC for the 2023 elections should be one of our teeming members from the southern states of Nigeria.

“It is a question of honour for the APC, an obligation that is not in any way affected by the decisions taken by another political party.

“We affirm that upholding this principle is in the interest of building a stronger, more united and more progressive country.

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“We, therefore, wish to strongly recommend to President Muhammadu Buhari that the search for a successor as the APC’s presidential candidate be limited to our compatriots from the southern states.

“We appeal to all aspirants from the northern states to withdraw in the national interest and allow only the aspirants from the south to proceed to the primaries.

“We are delighted by the decision of our esteemed colleague, His Excellency, Governor Abubakar Badaru to contribute to this patriotic quest by withdrawing his presidential aspiration.

“The APC has a duty to ensure that the 2023 elections offer a nation-building moment, reaffirming that a democratic pathway to power exists for all who value cooperation and build national platforms.

“This moment calls for the most sober and inclusive approach to selecting our party’s candidate, and we call on all APC leaders to fulfil their responsibility in this regard.

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Ojogwu Godwin Chukwudi hailed from Delta State. A young talented personality, Alumnus of Delta State university,Abraka Studied Library and information science. He is an intellectual cyber communicator expert and a prolific blogger professional.

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