Federal Character hasn’t helped Nigeria – Rivers APGA guber candidate


Prince Ugo Beke
Prince Ugo Beke

The Rivers APGA Governorship Candidate, Prince Ugo Beke on Sunday said that the principle of  Federal Character had not helped Nigeria to get to the dream of its founding fathers.

Beke, a merchant banker and financial consultant, who spoke to newsmen in Lagos, was reacting to the issue of zoning in Rivers and why another Ikwere Man should be part of the succession following Rotimi  Amechi and Nyesom Wike.

“As an Ikwere Man, with my antecedents, the demographics will favour me,” he said.

Beke who said he never believed in zoning and the federal character principle said the principle should not be encouraged in the interest of national unity, economic growth and development.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Federal character principle is a doctrine introduced by the Nigerian government to ensure equitable representation  as well prevent the dominance of persons from a few states, religion or a particular ethnic group in the governance of the country…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper