Against the position of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum that power rotation is unconstitutional, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has maintained that power should shift to the south come 2023.
According to the incumbent Governor of President Muhammadu Buhari’s home State, shifting power to the south does not in any way violate the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as declared by the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum after a meeting of the Governors in Kaduna on 27 September 2021.
Masari made the assertion during an interactive session with journalists at the State Government House, on Tuesday.
“I am a member of the Northern Governors’ Forum. But let me make my position very clear. This constitution is made for us and not us for the constitution. Yes the constitution did not say you must shift or rotate power. So, If you do, does that mean you have violated the Constitution? If you collectively decide to elect a president from any part of this country, have you violated the constitution?” He queried.
The Katsina Governor said he would continue to advocate for rotation of power in the country until Nigeria politics is out of the murky waters.
“I still believe as a principle not as a law that until such a time when we have a stable politics, I think rotation or shifting power from time to time will help to consolidate our federation. I support it. So, I still maintain my stand.