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2023: Ayade Chooses Zoning Over Competence, Gives Reason



2023: Ben Ayade Speaks On Contesting For Presidency

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has advocated for the principle of zoning ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The governor called on the political class to imbibe the principle of zoning rather than make case for competence in the political system.

He made the submission on Sunday while speaking with some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the governor’s lodge in Calabar, the state capital

Ayade argued that the type of democracy being practised in the country lacks the sensitivity of the African culture and morality, adding that it does not give room for equity and fairness.

The governor added that democracy in Nigeria is blind to competence, ethnicity, religion, and natural justice.

He said: “We inherited a brand of democracy which is not Afrocentric, neither does it have the sensitivity of the African culture and morality.

“Democracy is so primitively blind that it reduces itself to numbers. The higher your population, the more you win. So there is nothing like balancing, there is no equity in democracy.

“There is no moral conscience. Democracy is blind to ethnicity, it is blind to religion, it is blind to fairness, it is repugnant to natural justice.”

Meanwhile, Anambra State Governor-Elect, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has been charged not to leave any project unaddressed as he prepares to resume office.

Naija News recalls that Soludo had contested under the camp of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and swept his opponents from the other parties in the November 6, 2021, polls to emerge Anambra State Governor.

Ahead of his office assumption, a group in the state which identified itself as the Global Initiatives for Anambra Needs (GIAN), called the attention of the incoming Governor to dilapidated roads and uncompleted projects in the state.

The Director-General, GIAN, Mr Amah Amaonye, who spoke on behalf of the group in Awka, the state capital on Sunday, urged Soludo to address the multiple abandoned federal projects in the state.

According to him, residents are in high expectations that Soludo would tackle the issue of abandoned projects immediately after he assumes office.

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