2023 Elections: Nobody Can force us to Zone Presidential Ticket to the South – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it will not allow anyone blackmail or threaten the party over where it should zone its 2023 presidential ticket to.

The ruling party made this disclosure while reacting to statements by a few southern leaders; Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Mbazulike Amaechi and Idongesit Ikanga, and advised those leaders to rather seek the buy-in of other stakeholders rather than cause tension in political space regarding the 2023 Presidential Election.

APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Nabena Yekini said in the statement;

“They don’t have any right to tell people what to do. It is not by force, threat or intimidation but by negotiation. If they feel strongly about the ticket, they should form their own political party and give their ticket to whichever zone they want to produce the president in 2023.

“It is called politics because you cannot impose anybody on any person. It is a game of numbers. The Southeast must lobby and tell other regions what they have for them. By the way, it is even too early to talk about zoning in 2023. Instead of heating up the polity, they should resort to alliance, lobbying and consultations.”

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