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Gov Yahaya Bello: 2023, why I don’t support Zoning~details below

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 The Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has kicked against the 2023 zoning of President to the South saying that it does not go along with the constitution. 

The Governor on Friday who was speaking from Abuja at the maiden edition of the Governor Yaya Bello seminar for political and crime correspondents. 

While speaking, governor Bellow alleged that Nigeria president should be a political figure that is willing to unite the country and solve her problems catapulting the nation.

 Governor Bello suggested that this is a democracy and Nigerians should be allowed to make a choice to emerge the right candidate. 

But however, the governor noted that if zoning of presidency afterwards considered, let it be done with equity, fairness and justice 

He further noted that since 1999 the South-East and the Middle-Belt had not emerge to the position. 

According to Governor Yahaya Bello, “When we are talking about democracy today, democracy is all about free choices.”

Give the majority the freedom to choose the candidate of their choice. Let political parties not limit Nigerians to whom they want to elect into the offices.” 

“When you look at it, I think it is unconstitutional. It is not in our APC party Constitution and it is not there in the 1999 Constitution.”

“Today, if you are sick and need to be operated upon, you will want the best doctor to operate on you. It’s not where the doctor comes from or the religion he practices that matters.”

“Put that aside, if we should continue on the sentiments of this rotation of the presidency, from that region to this region, then let us do it perfectly in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.”

“If that is the angle you want to come from, let us put it on the table and look at it and we should not just take it from 1999, let us go back to 1960 from independence when Nigerians started ruling themselves.” 

“You will discover that other geo-political zones as they exist today, have at one time or the other occupied the position of the presidency; either as president or vice-president.” 

“If we should go by that, then the North Central has been largely short-changed. Then let us focus on North Central.” 

“But if you take it from 1999, then you are talking of the North Central and the Southeast. I continue to emphasize that the best candidate should be allowed to emerge.” 

“The candidate should be someone, who will unify this country, solve the problems we are facing today, build on the legacies that Mr President will leave behind.”

The Governor also commended his administration for uplifting Kogi State from where it was before his administration. 

He concluded by charging Nigeria youths to start engaging in the affairs of the nation just like the way it is being done in developed nations. 


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