Former Special Advisor to former President Goodluck Jonathan on political affairs, Ahmed Ali Gulak, has said that it is up to the of All Progressives Congress, APC, to decide who is flying the flag of the party between Chibuike Amaechi, Nasir El-Rufai, Adamu Bello Ahmed Bola Tinubu and others arrive at the presidential elections of 2023.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Gulak also sent a message to the people of the Southeast, reminding them that zoning is not in the APC constitution, and added that the North can produce the president in 2023 after President Buhari.
He also warned those who claim for the president of Igbo that the APC does not have a zoning agreement to support them. Gulak, who was the president of the state governor of Imo and the primary of the National Assembly of the APC, told the Sun that “I don’t care because I’m realistic and I don’t believe in this dichotomy of North, South.”
“I will support whoever is there and give him the opportunity to fulfill his mandate. Some people claimed that, in order to achieve a political balance, the APC should grant a presidential ticket to the Southeast, but such zoning and rotation is not written in our constitution.
“I can also tell you that zoning is not written in the constitutions of most of the big parties in Nigeria.
“For many people like me, it doesn’t matter who rules or where the next president comes from. What matters is if the country is doing better, united and if each party is getting its own fair share.
“We must learn to treat people for who they are and who they are. If an Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa or Fulani will govern and treat the country fairly, I have no problem. Wherever we can get someone credible, sincere and who believes in the country, I agree.
“Supporters want Tinubu, El-Rufai, Amaechi, Kingibe, Fayemi, Adamu Bello to be presidents in 2023, but those are their views.
“When the time comes, the parties will decide who flies their flag in the primaries, while the Nigerians will decide who will become their president in 2023 after President Buhari.”