Shehu Sani, a former Nigerian senator, on Tuesday said power will shift to the South only if the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are picked from the region.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that there have been clamours for power to shift to the South – in 2023. The incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, is a northerner, from Katsina State, northwest axis.

The battle line appears drawn among political contenders as the two leading political parties, the APC and the PDP intensify preparations for their forthcoming national conventions.

But even as this continues to play out, one dominant issue in the discussions of most members of the parties is the region that will clinch the chairmanship positions considering its wider implications in zoning the 2023 presidential tickets and the emergence of President Buhari’s successor when his second term of eight years ends.

Commenting on zoning and 2023 presidency, Sani wrote on his verified Twitter handle: “Power will shift to the South only if the candidates of the two main political parties are picked from the South.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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