Deji Of Akure calls for end to zoning as Moghalu visits
The monarch made the call while receiving former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Young Progressive Party (YPP) presidential aspirant in the 2019 general elections, Kingsley Moghalu, at his palace.
According to the Deji, in an internal arrangement within then-ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the inception of the Fourth Republic in 1999, the presidency was to rotate between the northern and southern parts of the country, presumably every eight years.
He further stated that the extra-constitutional arrangement, which presumed a one-party dominance of the presidency, collapsed in 2011, when the former President, Goodluck Jonathan contested and won the presidential election after succeeding Umaru Yar’Adua, who died in office three years into his tenure.
Moghalu in reaction said the advanced countries of the world elect their leaders mainly on the merits of their policies and qualifications, adding that choosing leaders on the basis of their capacity, competence and character, as opposed to their ethnicity, is critical for any country to make progress, and this principle applies to Nigeria.
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