…says they are acting on fictitious and non existing zoning formula
The North Central Coalition for Leadership has berated a pseudo group which identified itself as North Central Council of the All Progressive Congress for asking Governor Yahaya Bello to drop his presidential ambition noting that there claims on zoning formula was fictitious and non existing
The NCCL who responded in Abuja on Thursday through its National Coordinator, Mr. Charles Williams noted that the publication credited to the group in the Daily Trust was totally irrelevant and far from the opinion of concerned stakeholders from the North Central region of the country
Mr. Williams challenged the group to point out the part of the APC’s constitution which stipulated that a particular zone was not entitled to the presidency at any point in time
He opined that for equity, fairness and justice, the North Central has been shortchanged when it comes to the presidency . “We have been assisting other zones to produce the president of the federal republic of Nigeria and we say enough is enough, it’s time to produce the president.
The National Coordinator stated that when a so called pro North Central group made such call for Governor Yahaya Bello to drop his ambition as a qualified candidate at a time when several stakeholders from within and outside the region were calling him to run, it should be obvious that such group and its entire membership were against the North Central region
Mr. Williams affirmed that there was no plot strong enough by any individual or group that would dissuade the calls being made from several well meaning Nigerians across all section for Governor Yahaya Bello to run for President as many were confident of his leadership abilities to lead the Nation to greater heights
He stressed that as a citizen of the country and a astute and well recognized member of the ruling party, APC, Governor Yahaya Bello reserved both constitutional rights and rational reasons to via for the position of the President in 2023, hence the call made by the pseudo group should be treated as noises of the market place