Former Governor of Kano State, Senatir Ibrahim Shekarau, has said that quality leadership is more important than zoning in every election.
Speaking at an interactive session with journalists in Kano on Sunday, Shekarau said focus should always be on the quality of individuals that will rule the country.
According to him, there is no any issue of zoning in the constitution of All Progressive Congress (APC) and that of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, noting that it only exists in common sense.
“I want to tell you that there is no place in the APC constitution that the issue of zoning is mentioned. I think it is only considered by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“All we need is quality leadership, fairness and justice to all, that is called balancing of the equation by carrying everyone along.” Shekarau said.
Shekarau also called on Nigerians to elect credible leaders irrespectove of tribe, religion or ethnicity, saying that “today it is on history that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who comes from Ogun and today President Buhari who comes from Daura did not make their peoples better in any way. so Nigerians should grow more than the ethnic and tribal tendencies.
“Let me make it categorically clear that where a President comes from does not matter today in Nigeria. Jonathan was President his people couldn’t enjoy much of his government, likewise Obasanjo and today President Buhari, I think Nigerians should work towards having who is desirable to lead them rather than the premodial believes we propagate.”
The former minister of education queried that in Nigeria, there are 82 million eligible voters who elect only 11,000 persons into offices, wondering why the huge number of voters could not elect credible leaders.
“Surprisingly in the National Assembly there are 109 Senators but all who could not checkmate the President. We allow the president to do what he needs and how he needs.
” That is why the question is not where a President comes from but rather doing the right things, by voting who are desirable and courageous enough to change the narrative,” Shekarau added.