2023: Zoning Inevitable Odigie-Oyegun Reacts to Buhari’s Comment


FCT, Abuja – John Odigie-Oyegun, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reacted to the comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari on how his successor would appear in 2023.

According to reports that the APC chieftain said the ‘gentle man’ arrangement by the leaders of the party on a zoning system must be respected in electing the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.

Oyegun noted that politics is about inclusiveness, adding that no area of the country should be alienated in running the affairs of the country.

APC must respect zoning in 2023

The APC chieftain

“What the president said is what it ought to be. We are building not just a political party but a nation. Politics is all about inclusiveness although some Nigerians choose to call it zoning or rotation, I prefer to call it inclusiveness.

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“We must learn to be as inclusive as possible. Every part of a local government, a state or a nation especially as multi-ethnic and multi-religious as Nigeria must build a system where everyone will have a sense of belonging there is no two ways to it. Every part of this great country should be given a sense of belonging in terms of appointive and elective office. zoning is inevitable.”

Oyegun was reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in 2019, Atiku Abubakar, who said that Buhari’s comment was meant to lure some people aspiring to be president in 2023 to defect to the APC.

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