Zoning of political positions fundamental for Nigerians – Gobir

Sen. Ibrahim Gobir (APC-Sokoto) says zoning of political positions remains a fundamental right of citizens to address sectional democracy.

Gobir, Chairman, Senate Committee on National and Intelligence, who represents Sokoto East Senatorial District in red chamber, assertion while briefing newsmen in Sokoto.

According to him, whoever is saying zoning is not an option is saying that there is no need to locate other people who have interest to contest and participate in democracy.

“I believe we have to locate other areas at national level not to talk of the or local government levels.

“We are fighting for same Nigeria and same goal; therefore, we cannot give more priority to a section or sections and deprive others right.

“To be precise, there is need to share every right equally, including political positions, as such for me zoning is a fundamental right for Nigerians,” he said.

All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Congresses, Gobir said that Sokoto state chapter of party was fully prepared to ensure fairness and justice was done at exercise.

“We are trying to see how consensus will reveal leaders of party, but in areas where consensus does not work, we will ensure free and fair election, to determine the leaders,” said the legislator.

On security, he commended Muhammadu Buhari and agencies on their dedication toward ensuring peace in country, while appealing for more commitment. (NAN)