Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed that the 1999 Constitution does not recognise the zoning of Presidency.

His comment is coming few days after southern governors issued a communique demanding that the next president of Nigeria must come from the south.

 

Governor Bello stated this on Friday at the First Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents held in Transcorp Hotel, Abuja.

 

Governor Bello favouring merit over zoning, however, stated that equity must be followed if the 2023 presidency has to be zoned.

 

The governor said,

“On zoning presidency to a particular zone in 2023, we must apply equity in the process. Democracy is all about free will. Let no political party limit the choice to a particular zone.

 

“Zoning is not recognised in the 1999 Constitution, it’s absolutely, unconstitutional.

 

“If we must continue with the sentiment of rotational Presidency, it’s okay, but let’s do it right in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.

 

“Let’s not take it from 1999, let’s go back to 1960. From the Independence, all the leaders we had, you will discover that all other geo-political zones as it exists today at one time had a position of leadership.

 

“In the 2023 presidential election, let the best candidate emerge who will unify and solve the problems of this country we are facing today, who will build on the legacies of Mr. President. It’s high time the youth take over the affairs of this country.

 

“I have always led from the front based on equity, fairness and justice. To be a leader, I will say let us be sincere.

 

“Younger generations are taking charge across the world. It is high time we look for a credible candidate based on merit and not by zoning.

 

“As the clarion call goes forth for 2023, one can easily discern by events such as this that the Organised Media in Nigeria is already working hard to crack the complex equation of who the next Nigerian President should be.

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  1. has expressed that the 1999 Constitution does not recognise the zoning of Presidency.

    His comment is coming few days after southern governors issued a communique demanding that the next president of Nigeria must come from the south.

    Governor Bello stated this on Friday at the First Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents held in Transcorp Hotel, Abuja.

    Governor Bello favouring merit over zoning, however, stated that equity must be followed if the 2023 presidency has to be zoned.

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    Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed that the 1999 Constitution does not recognise the zoning of Presidency.

    His comment is coming few days after southern governors issued a communique demanding that the next president of Nigeria must come from the south.

    Governor Bello stated this on Friday at the First Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents held in Transcorp Hotel, Abuja.

    Governor Bello favouring merit over zoning, however, stated that equity must be followed if the 2023 presidency has to be zoned.

    The governor said,

    “On zoning presidency to a particular zone in 2023, we must apply equity in the process. Democracy is all about free will. Let no political party limit the choice to a particular zone.

    “Zoning is not recognised in the 1999 Constitution, it’s absolutely, unconstitutional.

    “If we must continue with the sentiment of rotational Presidency, it’s okay, but let’s do it right in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.

    “Let’s not take it from 1999, let’s go back to 1960. From the Independence, all the leaders we had, you will discover that all other geo-political zones as it exists today at one time had a position of leadership.

    “In the 2023 presidential election, let the best candidate emerge who will unify and solve the problems of this country we are facing today, who will build on the legacies of Mr. President. It’s high time the youth take over the affairs of this country.

    “I have always led from the front based on equity, fairness and justice. To be a leader, I will say let us be sincere.

    “Younger generations are taking charge across the world. It is high time we look for a credible candidate based on merit and not by zoning.

    “As the clarion call goes forth for 2023, one can easily discern by events such as this that the Organised Media in Nigeria is already working hard to crack the complex equation of who the next Nigerian President should be.

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    42 thoughts on “Presidency: Zoning Not Constitutionally Recognised, Says Yahaya Bello”
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    That is true, zoning should not be followed because it will later affect the future

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    has expressed that the 1999 Constitution does not recognise the zoning of Presidency.

    His comment is coming few days after southern governors issued a communique demanding that the next president of Nigeria must come from the south.

    Governor Bello stated this on Friday at the First Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents held in Transcorp Hotel, Abuja.

    Governor Bello favouring merit over zoning, however, stated that equity must be followed if the 2023 presidency has to be zoned.

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  3. “If we must continue with the sentiment of rotational Presidency, it’s okay, but let’s do it right in the interest of equity, fairness and justice

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  8. “In the 2023 presidential election, let the best candidate emerge who will unify and solve the problems of this country we are facing today, who will build on the legacies of Mr. President. It’s high time the youth take over the affairs of this country.

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  10. He siad the truth, vernor said,On zoning presidency to a particular zone in 2023, we must apply equity in the process. Democracy is all about free will. Let no political party limit the choice to a particular zone.
    No discriminations.

  11. He siad the truth, vernor said,On zoning presidency to a particular zone in 2023, we must apply equity in the process. Democracy is all about free will. Let no political party limit the choice to a particular zone.
    No discriminations.

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