Addressing newsmen at the end of their meeting attended by representatives of the six local government areas that make up the zone, spokesman of the elders, Mohammed Gaskanta, said their zone has not produced either a governor or a deputy since the return of democracy in 1999.
He said from 1999 to 2003, the governor came from Yobe east senatorial district and that the deputy came from Yobe south and that the arrangement was sustained from 2003 to 2007.
Gaskanta, a onetime state secretary of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, said from 2007 to 2011 the positions were also maintained between the southern and eastern senatorial districts.
“At the moment, the governor is from Yobe east while the deputy is from Yobe south senatorial district. It is in the light of the wind of change that is blowing strongly in both national and state politics that we are demanding that our party should give us the ticket this time around. Change is imminent everywhere and Yobe should not be exempted,” he said.
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