The sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) to Buhari, Lawal Babachiar due to corruption has stated the North can still produce the Nigeria president in 2023 even though other parts can also fight for the position as the zoning is not writting anywhere in the Nigeria constitutuion
Lawal Babachir also laments how the governor of Bauchi state, Jibrilla Bindow performance as the govenror was so poor that it affecte the Buhari votes in Bauchi state for the president second term ambition in the 2019 election
Babachir Lawal who told Aid-Oghie Paulinus that it is not compulsory the north must cede power to south in 2023, added that every part of the country was qualified to produce a president for the country. On insinuations that the North may not cede power to the South in 2023, he said;
Babachir interview with Aid-Oghie Paulinus added that ceding power to south comes 2023 is not compulsory and not necesssary as anyone from the north can still vie for the position nevertheless, zoning is not in the APC, nether the Nigeria constitution afterall, he said;
I don’t attend any meeting in which a so called north takes decisions. If there is such an organization that takes those decisions, they don’t invite me. For obvious reasons, I am a democrat and I believe every part of Nigeria has qualified candidates for the presidential. Every part of Nigeria! Indeed, I don’t see why the… even if it is in the north, if we say the Northwest has produced a presidential candidate, the Southwest had produced one, I don’t see why the North Central can- not produce or the Northeast cannot produce just as South-South, Southeast, Southwest and even Northwest can still produce. The constitution doesn’t say it is prohibited. And as I said, I believe every zone, every state, has capable people that can run this country effectively.
He also spoke on Osibanjo taken over as president in 2023 after Buhari must have bowed as the nIgeria president, Lawal Babachiar as his this below to say;
It is not in the constitution, so it is not a principle. Principle of what? It is not in APC constitution, it is not in the national constitution, it is not in the Bible, I don’t know whether it is in the Koran; I don’t know. So, I don’t see how it became a principle.