Zoning, not Nigeria’s problem — Gov Ortom


Obadiah Mailafia

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

FOLLOWING the controversy over the zone to produce presidential candidates in 2023, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that zoning is not the problem of Nigeria.

He said Nigerians should clamour for the best hands to lead the country. Ortom said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will heed the demand of Nigerians to be led by the best hands.

The governor who spoke at the Makurdi airport on arrival from Abuja, said “I have always said that zoning is good but it is driven by the marginalization of people and also the level of poverty among the people.

“Some people tend to believe that if you zone a position to their place they may have the opportunity of getting their share of the cake. “But beyond that, if you look at America from where we borrowed the presidential system of government, you will recall that they don’t zone. George Bush was President of America, at a point two of his sons were governors. One of his sons became the President of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper