Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has maintained power must remain in the north after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
During a meeting with a Contact and Consultation Committee he set up for his presidential ambition who submitted its report to him on Friday at the Government House in Bauchi. Mohammed, argued that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ruled for 16 years and 14 of those years, the South ruled Nigeria.
Mohammed said: “We are aware of the agitations of the southern part of the country because the leader of the country today, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is from the North, will finish his tenure in 2023, so power should rotate to the South.
“But I want to say that I am in PDP, I am not in APC. It is the APC that has this burden (of zoning the presidency to the South).
“In my party, the last President was from the South and he was my President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. During this period, my party was at the centre for 16 years, 14 of those years were led by the people from the South, so where is the justice and the justification? Therefore, it is the turn of the North (to produce the President).”
This came amid ongoing dialogues on zoning.