Third Republic Senate President, elder statesman and a member of the National Caucus and Board of Trustees (BoT) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ameh Ebute, says ‘the 2023 presidency will be zoned to the South’.
Naija News 247 reports that Ebute made this disclosure in a recent interview with Vanguard. He however stated that he cannot be authoritative as to the actual Southern zone APC will zone the presidency to.
“The political parties are watching one another. But I want to tell you from the inner circle that the presidency will be zoned to the South in APC. But which South, I don’t know. If you ask me which part of the South, I cannot say exactly where. But I know that since democracy returned, the Western Zone has had it,” Ebute said.
He added: “The South West has had it through Obasanjo (Olusegun) who was in office for eight years. And after him, there is Osinbajo (Yemi) who is the Vice President. I think that should be enough. So, when you talk of the South, you are talking of the South-East or the South-South. But I think the plan is to have the South-South that has been there for six years come back to complete that tenure so that the presidency will come back to the North. That is why the APC is planning to zone the presidency to the South-South.”