A northern political group, Progressives for Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday rallied support for a southern presidential candidate in the 2023 general election.
Consequently, the political group revealed that for fairness and equity, the 2023 presidency should be zoned to the southern part of the country.
This was even as the group also drummed support for the immediate-past Governor of Nasarawa State and Senator representing Nasarawa South in the National Assembly, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, to emerge as the next national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, leader of the group, Hon. Makpa Malla, maintained that the presidency of the country should always rotate between the northern and southern parts of the country.
Malla, who was accompanied at the press conference by a member of the House of Representatives representing Awe/Keana/Doma federal constituency of Nasarawa State, Hon. Hassan Nalaraba, and former members of the state House of Assembly, called on Senator Al-Makura to step out and vie for the national chairmanship of the party.
According to him, “We, therefore, stand firm on our belief that a Al-Makura’s chairmanship of the party would further solidify and consolidate the party’s gain so far; create a strong atmosphere of trust, unity and inclusion, which are crucial elements the party requires at this moment to expand its horizon and make further gains going forward.”
He, therefore, appealed to the national leaders and critical stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to see reason to zone the national chairmanship position of the party to the North Central with a view to encouraging the feeling of inclusion among the party ranks.
Malla appreciated the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the APC for reconciling aggrieved members of the party, restoring lost members, and bringing in new members into the APC, including state governors, senators, House of Representatives and state Houses of Assembly members. (THISDAY)