Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate has advised geo-political zones promised the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to demand a written agreement.
Mr Sani gave the advise on Tuesday while weighing in on the controversy surrounding which region takes over the presidency from incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari who is the 2019 flag bearer of the APC.
Top officials of the Buhari administration, in a bid to get their principal who seeks a second term in office re-elected, has severally promised two geo-political zones that Mr Buhari was going to hand over to them if they get re-elect the APC candidate.
The promised was made to the South East region predominantly Igbos and the South West of the Yoruba race.
While Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of the Federation and Chris Ngige, Labour Minister, made the promise to the Igbo race, Yemi Osinabjo, Vice President and Babatunde Fashola, Works Minister, made the pledge to the Yoruba race.
While the controversy raged, Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, making his own contribution, advised the people of the South East to be weary ot the ruling APC as the party cannot be trusted.
Obasanjo advised the Igbos to throw their weight behind Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi. Messrs Abubakar and Obi are presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Giving his own advise, the Kaduna lawmaker advised which ever region being promised the presidency to demand a written agreement from Buhari and his party.
Sani said the agreement must be signed in the presence of well known religious and traditional office holders.
“If they promise your geopolitical zone political power in 2023,demand for a written irreversible & irrevocable agreement,signed by their presidential candidates & party chieftains & witnessed by respected traditional & religious leaders,” the lawmaker said in a tweet.
He added that gentleman agreement is a hoax & a mirage.
Neither the president nor his party the APC has weighed in since the controversy raged.
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