By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Ahead of 2023 general elections in Nigeria, a former House of Representatives member who represented Yagba Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Sunday Karimi has urged the governors and stakeholders of North Central States to begin consultations and negotiations with political leaders in the country with a view to producing next president.
Karimi who made this call while speaking to newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday said this the call became imperative due to the fact that among the six geopolitical zones of the country, South West, South-South and North West have all ruled the country but only the North Central, North East, and South East. geopolitical zones are yet to have a shot at the presidency.
According to him, the North Central have sacrificed and contributed immensely for the Unity, peace and stability in the democratic governance of the country.
He explained the zone is blessed with qualified individuals and personalities from every sphere of human endeavour with needed capacity, experience to lead the country to greatness.
Karimi added that in the spirit of equity and justice it will only be fair for political parties to give priority to the North Central presidency in their zoning arrangement towards 2023.
He posited the North Central Zone have supported the PDP in the past and currently it has overwhelmingly delivered for the APC with the zone producing five governors out of six.
He, therefore calling on the 5 APC governors from the zone to take the lead based on the above and many other justifiable reasons in initiating negotiations with critical stakeholders in the All Progressive Congress (APC) to give North Central a consideration in it zoning arrangement. He pointed out that ‘to whom much is giving, much is expected.’