Senator Yerima reveals no agreement to zone presidency to South-West in 2023
Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima the former Governor of Zamfara State has stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) never had any agreement to zone the presidency to the South-West region in 2023.
This was made known by Yerima on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, in Abuja.
He made it known that at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023 he wants to contest for the top political position in the land.
Yerima who had on three occasions stepped down to allow Buhari to win the presidential ticket of defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) as well as the All Progressives Congress
He said, “You see, I don’t think there is anything like agreement. You can ask Mr. President, he led the group, Asiwaju was there, I was part of it, there was no meeting I didn’t attend or any meeting that I attended that there is such agreement.
“(Such an) agreement can’t be verbal; it has to be written. In any case, any agreement that is contrary to the laws of this country is not an agreement. The constitution is very clear, the Constitution of the political parties, the Electoral Act. We are in a democracy and democracy is governed by processes and procedures and bylaws.
“I give you an example of America, George Bush (Snr) was President, George Bush (Jnr) became President. They are from the same family not from the same state, not from the same zone. This is a democracy, if Nigerians decide to vote for Yerima, so be it.”