Former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has stated that the North has the right to contest for president in 2023.
Speaking on Thursday amidst speculations that the South will produce the next president, Adebayo Shittu made it known that he has never been an advocate for zoning but for competent persons.
“Honestly, as far as I am concerned, when you talk of national politics, every party must allow for primary election.
“Whoever is able to emerge should be the candidate. I mean, party leaders from every part of the country will take part in this primary election.
“Are you saying if my brother from my hometown wants to contest, if I find out that he has no capacity to contest, must I stupidly follow him because he is my brother, when it is not a family business?
“The constitution does not talk of zoning with regards to presidential election. What the constitution says is wherever the president comes from; the vice president should come from another part of Nigeria. So, it is not about north or south. We did not vote for Buhari because he is from the north. We voted for him because of his pedigree,” Shittu said