The Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr Tunde Balogun, has disclosed that the founding fathers of the party had an agreement in 2014 that the South-West geopolitical zone will bring in the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
He said it would be “dishonourable” for the party to breach the agreement now, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and many other individuals made the agreement.
There have been insinuations among some party members and chieftains that the resolutions of the National Executive Committee meeting, presided over by Buhari on Tuesday, was a ploy by some party chieftains to hijack the control of the party for personal interest, including planning towards 2023.
“According to the 2014 agreement, the South-West should be the zone to produce the presidential candidate in 2023. Among them (those present) were President Buhari and Asiwaju Tinubu” the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State said.