Sahabi Danladi Mahuta, a prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi state and Islamic scholar, has said it is ideal to zone the 2023 presidency to the south, ThisDay reported.
Mahuta, however, notes that once it is agreed that power should return to the south, the religious factor will also come into play.
The APC chieftain, therefore, stated that if the south produces a Christian presidential candidate, the north will produce a Muslim running mate to the candidate.
He further explained that even if the south produces a Muslim presidential candidate, the north will still lean towards producing a Muslim running mate.
Two serious presidential contenders from southwest
The APC chieftain further mentioned two popular southern politicians who can be considered for the number one seat in 2023.
These are the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
He said the two are the known gladiators from the southwest who are seen as serious possible contenders.