A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Senator Shehu Sani, has called for the addition of zoning in Nigeria’s constitution.
He stated that this is necessary to prevent one part of the country from dominating another part.
The former Lawmaker told Channels Television on Friday that it was necessary to adhere to the principles of fairness and equity.
He said, “I think to solve this problem, this needs to be clearly stated in our constitution and it should be written in the language that there would be no interpretation whether it is Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and Ijaw,
“If the presidency is in the north for eight years, it should be in the south for eight years so that there will be no need for a lawyer or legal luminary to explain this thing to us.
“If we are going to sustain this country, we need equity, justice, fairness and fair play and ensure that one part of the country does not dominate power for a long time.
“But it cannot be done on the altar of threat and intimidation. These are issues that can be resolved between the political elites in the north and the south on a table for the unity and peace of Nigeria.”
Speaking further, Shehu Sani stated that every zone has competent leaders to overseer the affairs of the nation.
According to him, zoning and competence should be the yardstick in deciding who will be president in 2023.
He said, “Well, we can have both. All parts of Nigeria are blessed with competent leaders that can stir the ship of the Nigerian state for progress,
“As far as I’m concerned, I come from the part of the country that is virtually under the siege of terrorists and bandits. As I’m speaking to you now, it is difficult for me to move one kilometre outside of my own city without getting into the hands of terrorists.”
“For me and my people, I believe that whoever is going to lead this country and provide security, protect our people, guarantee the safety of our people and family, we will welcome him.
“But if we look at the problems we face as a country today, the separatist agitation, the nepotism, the crises, the violence, and bloodshed, I think the rotation of power will address a number of issues,” he added.