Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola has said the All Progressives Congress (APC), must honour its agreement on zoning the presidency in 2023.
Fashola told newsmen during a parley in his office on Tuesday that even though zoning was not explicitly written in the APC constitution but there was an unwritten gentleman agreement to rotate power between the North and South.
“The truth is that what makes an agreement spectacular is the honour in which it is made, not whether it is written. If it was written, there would be no court cases of breach of contract because it’s a document that is written and signed that go to court.
“The private agreement you make with your brother and sister should not be breached. It must be honoured” he said.
The Minister said political parties are like clubs “where you write agreements just like a social club and we can decide that it is the youngest person who will be the chairman of the club or we can decide that it is the oldest person or the next female or the next male. That is the matter of agreement among people.
“There is no categorical provision for presidential zoning in the APC Constitution. The nearest to zoning is implied in Article 20 which states: ‘Election and Appointments (iv) Criteria for Nomination (6); it states that: “All such rules, regulations and guidelines shall take into consideration and uphold the principle of federal character, gender balance, geo-political spread and rotation of office, to as much as possible, ensure balance within the constituency covered.”