2023: Zoning not in Nigerian constitution – Sen Abdullahi Adamu



As 2023 general elections draw near , the representing Nasarawa west, Abdullahi Adamu has said zoning is not in the Nigerian constitution.

Adamu stated this Monday interacting with journalists, a day to resumption from the long annual recess.

Responding to a question, the former governor Nasarawa said “zoning, my answer to you is constitution. Nowhere in the Nigerian constitution I have, which I read every day like Qu’ran, it says I should zone any office.

Looking at politics as “a give and take” game, he said “you can’t achieve anything by shouting on roof tops”, adding “you to get together and talk common sense.

“Who can tell me the section says parties should zone the position president in general election?”, he asked.

He said the constitution is being reviewed and if anyone wants  a specific provision presidential office be zoned, “you tell us how you want it zoned”.

Adamu said you can’t talk merit and talk zoning at the same time.

He said there is no zoning in England, colonial powers colonised Nigeria, “with all the wahala in Ireland, with all the historical facts”.

Wondering if is democratic America, he asked rhetorically if there is any zoning in America.

He advised Nigerians to be  cool and never say you can’t it. “You the right to shout on me I can’t do it and I the right to say I can do it, so what?”