A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Kashim Ibrahim Imam, has ruled out the idea of a presidential candidate from south-east or south-south in the 2023 election year; because, according to him, ‘they are not ready.’
Kashim Imam, made this statement, while speaking on Arise News TV platform, early hours of Monday, August 16, where he ruled out the possibility of having a presidential candidate from the south-east or the south-south, on the grounds that, not only are they not ready but that the zones are not core APC areas.
“The north, yes, the south-west, yes, but the south-east and south-south are not our core areas now. Let’s wait until they are ready and that’s why we are talking to them.”
He reiterated that, until the south-east is ready, it will be difficult to have any of their men (politicians) as presidential candidate.
Imam however, said politicians from the south-west and the north, are ready to field a presidential candidate that will represent APC at the 2023 polls.
On governors of the People Democratic Party, (PDP), that are likely to join the APC soon, Imam said, it will not be fair to mention their names until talks are finalized.
He declared to Nigerians that, the politician to be welcomed soon into the APC party will be, Alhaji Rasheed Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state; while Nyesome Wike, the incumbent governor of Rivers state, is another PDP stalwart eyed by the APC party.
Kashim Ibrahim Imam is a Nigerian politician, who has served under different capacities. He was also a two-time governorship candidate of Borno state between 2003 and 2007.