A former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that he would no longer contest the national chairmanship position of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on Sunday, Sheriff said that his decision was due to the party’s zoning arrangement, which ceded the office to north-central.
He, however, added that he would contest if the party decided to throw the contest open between Sunday and Friday.
“Being someone who respects the rule of law and the leaders of the party, the president has taken a position. I have always told you that I will contest if it is zoned to my zone,” he said.
“I respect the president as my leader, and he must have a reason why the national chairman is zoned to the North-central. Therefore I will no longer contest unless the party leadership decides to throw it open between now and Friday”