Former Minister of Info and one of many nationwide leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Tony Momoh, has mentioned 2023 presidency can be a tricky wrestle among the many areas as none can be begged to come back and take energy.
He additionally mentioned adhering to the rotational coverage between the North and South could be tough.
He mentioned in an interview with Every day Impartial, “Energy just isn’t served a la carte; you wrestle to amass energy. There isn’t a approach anyone can beg anyone or any area to come back and take energy. So, it’s a wrestle and any a part of the nation can wrestle to occupy any place within the nation.
“Profitable election is determined by votes, so if some folks sit down and assume folks will say ‘come and take these positions in 2023, then they don’t know what democracy is all about.
“When PDP zoned positions, lots of people from the North and South contested. I remembered when the PDP presidency ticket was zoned to the South, some folks within the North contested.
“Even take a look at the APC now which has zoned the place of Senate President to the North- East however some folks from different areas are protesting, saying that they’ve a proper to occupy the place.
“So, if anyone thinks that the Presidency can be zoned to the South in 2023 after which the North will simply sit down and watch, then they’ve a number of shocks coming for them.
“We will nonetheless discover one other individual from one other zone who might contest below one other political celebration and win. So, no person ought to assume that they will simply sit down at house, not work exhausting after which energy will simply be handed over to them like that.
“Though folks assume that with adherence to the rotational coverage between the North and South there gained’t be any political disaster, it is not going to be that clean. It has by no means been that clean.
“After they mentioned the PDP presidential ticket ought to come to the South- West to pacify the folks within the area, did different folks from different areas not contest? We had folks just like the late Alex Ekwueme from the South- East and the late Abubakar Rimi from the North who contested in opposition to Olusegun Obasanjo.
“I imagine in 2023, lots of people will come out to contest for Presidency and no person will cease them. So, folks should work exhausting to get energy and the prayer for successful election is answered by votes; the amount of votes you may produce.”