Aminu Masari, the governor of Katsina State, has thrown his support behind calls for power to be transferred to the south ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria.
The Governor stated on Tuesday that, while the issue of power rotation is not constitutional, it is important.2023: Masari Supports Power Rotation, Claims People Aren’t Made For The Constitution It is clear that the constitution is made for the people, not the other way around.
Masari argued that the southern region should be allowed to produce the next Nigerian leader, who will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, in the spirit of fairness.;
During a press conference at Government House in Katsina, he stated that this will strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and federalism.
“Let me be very clear about my position. The governor stated, “This constitution was made for us, not that we were made for the constitution.”
“The constitution does not require us to shift power, but if you do, have you broken any of the constitution’s provisions?”
“Until such a time as we have a stable polity, I believe rotation or shifting power from time to time will help consolidate our federalism,” says Aminu Bello Masari.
Governor Masari attributed the lack of local government elections in Katsina to opposition parties putting up legal barriers to the process.
He did say, however, that the election will take place next year because more than 70% of the necessary infrastructure is already in place.
“The opposition has known from day one that they are trying to sabotage the election, and litigation is one good way to do that,” he said.
“Not once, not twice, have we gone to the state’s high court, the federal high court, and up to the supreme court.”