A former aide to Ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan respectively, Dr Doyin Okupe, has said Nigeria can have an Igbo president only if Nigeria is able to evolve a grand National Consensus on the project such as that which was enacted in 1999 when the 2 presidential candidates were Yoruba.
"Atiku doesn't have to be president again but we are all begging him to offer himself again in the interest of this country, and he has accepted to lead Nigeria to the land of promise," the group said.
Chief Elias Mbam, the Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will decide which zone will produce the 2023 presidential candidate of the party at the appropriate time.
Governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi has disagreed with Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and others calling on the APC to respect zoning for 2023 Presidency.
The Presidency on Saturday said the views expressed by President Buhari's nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, on zoning were personal to him and did not, in any way, reflect that of either the president or his administration.