The Coalition of Northern Teams (CNG) says the zoning association by political events is unconstitutional and a plot to intimidate the North from contesting for the presidency in 2023.
On Monday, CNG’s spokesperson Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, stated the group aligned with the place of the Northern Governors’ Discussion board, asking the political events to jettison the concept of zoning the put up to the southern area of Nigeria.
He stated the north wouldn’t be obliged to any zoning association for elective positions within the forthcoming basic election.
“We discover the renewed desperation by the South to threaten [the] northern folks’s proper to franchise a deliberate try and bastardise democracy, trigger better instability within the guise of contentious undemocratic energy shift association and due to this fact unacceptable,” he stated.
“The CNG after due session with stakeholders, leaders and elders has categorically resolved to firmly and solidly align fully with the place taken by the Northern Elders Discussion board as expressed by Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed and that of the Northern Governors’ Discussion board that zoning of elective positions is unconstitutional, undemocratic and should be jettisoned.”
Suleiman additional defined that the northern area is a significant stakeholder in Nigeria, particularly with respect to elections.
This comes as governors of the 19 Northern states rejected the place of their Southern colleagues that the 2023 presidency must be zoned to the Southern a part of the nation, arguing that the presidency is a democratic workplace and never a rotational place.
SaharaReporters had reported that in an emergency assembly with Northern conventional rulers on the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Home, Kaduna, some weeks in the past, the NGF stated the area couldn’t be compelled to surrender a democratically elected workplace that may very well be sought by any particular person no matter the place he comes from.
The discussion board added that although some Northern governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to 3 geo-political zones within the South, with a view to selling unity and peace within the nation, “the assertion by the Southern Governors Discussion board that the Presidency should go to the South is unacceptable.”
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