2023 Presidency Going To Southern Nigeria Is Wishful Thinking, Not Practical – Northern Senator

Former governor of Nasarawa State and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has mentioned it’s wishful pondering and never sensible for the Southern area to suppose the presidency in 2023 will probably be zoned to them.

He said this on Monday, at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja.

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He argued that there was no provision for zoning within the 1999 Constitution and admonished any geopolitical zone anxious to clinch the ticket of the 2 main political events to provoke help for the exalted seat inside the events.

He mentioned, “The Nigerian constitution that I have, there is nowhere it says we should zone any office. There is a federal character, that is in the constitution. The constitution is being reviewed. If you want to review and you want a provision, specific, that presidential office to be zoned in such a manner you tell us how you want it zoned.

“You can’t just wish away a situation that is fundamental to the life of a country.

“You can’t talk of merit and talk of zoning. The issue of rotation, let’s just go by merit. Let every party find a way of selling itself in a manner as to garner the kind of votes to deliver the presidential result. It is as simple as that.

“It is the government of the people, by the people and for the people. Why do you want to change it? It is wishful thinking only. We are not being practical.

”Is there zoning within the United States Constitution?. Are we extra democratic than them? Any zoning within the UK with all the issues with Ireland? Did our colonial masters do it? The Constitution says you may solely turn out to be the President by the poll.

“The political party has the last card. As far as I know, the right to field a candidate rests squarely with the political party; we can only preach for fairness. That is how far we can go.”

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2023 Presidency Going To Southern Nigeria Is Wishful Thinking, Not Practical – Northern Senator

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