YBTC NEWS – The All Progressives Congress, APC, governors have agreed that power should rotate to the Southern part of the country in 2023, putting paid to the Abdullahi Adamu’s claim that the president had fingered Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the party’s consensus candidate.
Briefing the StateHouse correspondent shortly after meeting with the President at the Villa, the Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, said that they took the decision in the interest of justice and peace in the country.
According to him, the 13 of them apologised to the President for receiving the information about their position after it was leaked.
Mr Lalong added that the President took their position, especially as they informed him that the presidential candidate must emerge through a transparent process.
He added that President Buhari directed them to meet the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, to agree on the succession programme.
On the absence of the Governor of Kogi State, he said his colleague was not part of the agreement as his signature was not on the statement.
In his contribution, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State said it was the democratic right of Kogi governor to excuse himself.