The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has said that zoning of presidency is undemocratic, unconstitutional and not in Nigeria and the All Progressive Congress (APC) the Constitution.
Governor Bello made this known on Friday at the first Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents holding at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja.
He urged Nigerians to be more concerned with having leaders with the capacity to solve the nation’s challenges
The Governor lamented that zoning political offices has not solved the nation’s several challenges, described rotation as not the best practice, limits best candidates and disallow free choices by the people.
He argued that Nigerians should be allowed to choose their President in 2023, described rotation and zoning as undemocratic, insisting that it is not in the nation or the All Progressives Congress constitution.
While pointing out that if the nation must however continue with the sentiments of which zone should produce the next President in 2023, Gov. Bello argued that for fairness, equity and Justice, said since 1960, the North Central and South Eastern Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria have never had the opportunity of becoming the nation’s elected President.
He equally added that since the return of the Nation’s democracy in 1999, the North Central and South Eastern States of Nigeria have never had the opportunity of becoming the Nation’s elected President or Vice President.
Gov. Bello distanced himself from those agitating for State Police, rather opted for the status quo and called for the establishment of Community Policing.
He said State Police is prune to abuse, described the nation’s majority of challenges to Political, called for a change of mindset by Political Leaders towards providing good leadership in the interest of the people.