Speaking in an interview on Arise TV, the former Governor of Zamfara state who has launched a bid for the senate presidency in spite of his party, the All Progressives Congress zoning it to the South-South with Godswill Akpabio as favourite, stated that it is unfair for leaders of the three arms of government to come from one region.
Yari said; “Right from the beginning, the party has a tradition of widening the consultation: meeting with the president and all the members of the national of assembly; because it is not the party’s business but that of the country.
“But the party did not do any of the above, and what we saw in the media was that they had two meetings, and we were given names to adopt. That is not adequate enough. Because all of them are just advisory bodies, the constitution gives the right to choose national assembly leaders to only the parliamentarians. The party can zone, but it is left for the individual to accept or reject.
“APC has zoned and now we are asking them questions: On what basis? Have you taken into cognizance the federal character? The president, chief justice of the federation and national assembly chairman –all the three arms of government — are in one place? The chief justice is from Oyo state, Tinubu is from Lagos state, and Akpabio is from Akwa Ibom, all at the same time. And the next chief justice is also going to be from the south-west.”
However, this is not the first time leaders of the three arm of government will be coming from one region. Between 2019 and June 2022, three northerners; President Muhammadu Buhari (Katsina), Senate President Ahmad Lawan (Yobe) and Muhammad Tanko, former chief justice of Nigeria (Bauchi) led the three arms of government.