A former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has bared his mind on the chances of South-West geo-political zone producing the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC for the 2023 elections.
Sani said personal ambitions of politicians from the region is jeopardizing their chances of producing the APC presidential candidate.
He stated this while featuring on The Morning Show, a political show of Arise TV on Wednesday.
Sani further stated that the indecision of the ruling party to decide early enough on zoning was responsible for the high number of aspirants from the region.
According to him, many Northern aspirants trooped out to purchase presidential nomination forms because of the division in the South-West.
He said: “Initially things were fine. Everyone believed that the party was going to zone it to South-West, until the sale of forms began, and they said they had not decided. Then people from the North started buying forms.
Sanu continued: “Almost everybody in the South-West wants to be the President, and that’s the issue. Whoever it is, there should be a rallying point.
“So consensus is more of an intervention to reduce the rancour and acrimony that may come up later by candidates sacrificing their personal ambition for the greater good of the party and the nation.
“Even though the PDP is unable to have a consensus, you can see that an Atiku that has gone round the country and worked hard and has also reached out.
“It was even the Southern governors that made it possible for him to emerge.
“The need of the PDP might be different from that of the APC, the PDP is an opposition party, all they want is for them to win, and whoever would make it possible for them to win is who they would go for. And you must first win before you think of sharing power,” he said.