The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it will not allow anyone blackmail or dictate where it should zone its presidential ticket in 2023.
The party in reaction to the statements made by some southern leaders; Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Mbazulike Amaechi and Idongesit Ikanga, has advised Southern leaders to lean to lobbying and tell other region what they have for them come 2023.
APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Nabena Yekini in a statement said it’s too early to talk about 2023 presidential zoning.
“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.” He said in a statement.
He added that; “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 consultation.