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 A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress Chief David Sabo Kente said he supported power rotation among the zones in the state, stressing that the Northern zone should be allowed to produce the next by 2023.

Speaking in an interview by an online news magazine recently,  Kente who presently represent North East on the  board of the North-East Development Commission as Chairman, Education Trust Fund said  although his party APC is not embracing the zoning arrangement,  the governorship position should be contested between the north and central zone of the state, since the South will be rounding up its 8 years-two tenured by 2023.     

The interview reads in part:  "I agitated that we should have power shift in the three regions. As I speak to you I support power going back to the North or Central Zone of the state because we have done six years and in two years from now we should be done with our tenure. But we found ourselves in a very terrible situation that the zoning might not be all the result. Especially in the APC we want to leave it open because in our party we didn't do any zoning. So when we were running in 2019 we tried to consider zoning but our colleagues said everybody should bid for it. Now we are back again so we don't even have zoning issues in the APC, though PDP may have theirs.

"But for equity and fair play, power is supposed to shift to another region because having spent eight years in ruling the state, what is good for the gees is good for the gander. So power should be shifted to the North or Central. This is because if you see the power agitation, central has only done six years. Late Pharmacist Danbaba Suntai ruled for only six years when he had the mishap. His remaining two years were completed by Garba Umar (UTC) and Alh. Sani Contact all of them from the northern zone. So if you add up the two years with the ten years done by former Governor Jolly Nyame also of the Northern Zone, you will discover that the Northern Zone has ruled for 14 years. Central has done only six years and the southern Zone will have eight years if Governor Darius has successfully finished his tenure. So if you go by ranking, the north has the highest number of years, followed by the South and Central. So central can equally bid for it. But for fairness, power is supposed to shift to the north that has not had it for the past number of years," Chief Kente said in the interview

Speaking on the speculations that he would be contesting for governor in 2023, DSK as he's fondly said since his party APC has thrown open the governorship position to all zones, he is currently consulting with the people on his next move.

"You know, power comes from God. I tried twice and I was not successful. In 2015, I was well prepared to be a governor and somewhere along the line, I was technically pushed out. Not because I was not qualified but just out of emotions and some personal reflections and interests from some cabals. In 2019 I tried but could not go to the secondary election. Again you are aware that there was a hijack in our party the APC. 2023 is around the corner and am still consulting my people to see how possible it will be for me to run. But I think I will listen more to the people than deciding to run personally. I will listen to the people first because I believe the voice of the people is the voice of God. That is why I am one person that has not come out to do any declaration. But all gubernatorial aspirants are already in the field. Am just one out of the few that have not come out because am waiting for the outcome of my consultations with people. Once am convinced to a level, I will roll out my programmes."


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