- Senator Abdullahi Adamu from Nasarawa State has stated that the zoning system is alien to the Nigerian Constitution
- The former governor who said this in Abuja on Monday September 13th that merits would be used to select the party’s candidate to succeed President Buhari in 2023
FCT, Abuja – A former Nasarawa State Governor Senator Abdullahi Adamu has told those campaigning for power to move south in 2023 to bury their thoughts.
The Punch reports that Adamu, the senator who represents the Nasarawa West Senate District in the National Assembly, called the zoning unconstitutional.
Because of his opinion according to the idea of zoning is not contained in the constitution of the nation, every legitimate Nigerian was free to to participate in the 2023 presidential election regardless of his country of origin.
“Nowhere in the Nigerian constitution does it say that we should zone every public office split up. There is a federal character. But not that parties have to zone positions for the presidency during the election.
“The constitution is being reviewed. If there is a specific provision that you want presidential posts to be zoned, say so – and tell us how to zoned them.
“Will it go from one zone to another? A situation that is of fundamental importance for a country cannot simply be wished away. You cannot speak of merit and zoning. You can’t. “
Adamu noted that the party should go on merit, adding that each party must find a way to sell itself in some way that the kind of votes that would win the election.
The Senator stated:
“Is there anything like that in the American Constitution? Are we more democratic than the Americans? It’s democracy. Why do you want to change them? Just wishful thinking. How do you zone that? Yes, someone says that the east did not have a president.
“I agree and I sympathize with them, but the constitution says you can only become president through the ballot box. We said in elections that every vote has to count. So why do you want in Zone your thoughts if you want to split zones. “
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It was reported that that this was contained in a brief statement from the Secretary of the Party Committee James Akpanudoedehe on Monday September 13th in Abuja.
The secretary also said that the sale of the forms for the Congress begins on Wednesday September 15th.