2023 Poll: Masari reaffirms stand on power shifting to South

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has reaffirmed his stand in supporting power shift to the southern part of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.

He made the disclosure in an interactive session with the Development Director, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development, office of British High Commission in Nigeria who paid him a courtesy call at the Katsina State Governor lodge, Abuja.

The State Governor remarked that although both Nigerian constitution and that of the country’s political parties did not provide for power shift, explained that political Party can do so for political stability of the country.

According to him, they are eagerly awaiting to see the National Assembly amend the constitution and how they will go about the 2023 general elections.

The Governor noted that the constitutional amendment would also effective provide for the nation’s security.

He said it was necessary going by the current security challenges that prompted some State Governors to shoulder more responsibility in supporting personnel on ground to fight the menace.

Masari further explained that some States in the North-West confronted with security challenges alongside others sharing boarder with them are subjected to engage the services of local vigilante groups to compliment the security operations.

On the issue of Agricultural development, Governor Aminu Masari said direct support to farmers through States and Local Governments would impact positively in developing the Agricultural sector.

On his part, Development Director, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office Abuja, Dr. Christopher Pycroft said his country will introduce some programs in Agriculture to support farmers in Katsina State.

He assured Governor Masari to officially visit the state to discuss with the government on the said program.

The Development Director appreciated the presence of Nigerian experts and professionals including Doctors, Lawyers and many more who are working in the United Kingdom.