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2023 Presidency: No provision for zoning in constitution — Olu Falae

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A Former Minister of Finance Olu Falae has claimed that there is no provision for zoning in the Nigerian Constitution.

He therefore, faulted the calls that the presidency should be zoned to a particular region.

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This is as the South insisted that the presidency should be zoned to their region.

Falae, a former National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), stated this in Akure.

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Falae, while speaking on the contentious issue of zoning, said it was not part of the conditions for Nigeria’s presidency.

In his words, “Politicians should stop deceiving the people by putting zoning in the party constitution, where it is not valid. Nigerian Constitution supersedes the party’s constitution.

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“There is no provision for zoning in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Zoning is not of the conditions for Nigeria’s presidency.

“If all aspirants accept it and they did not challenge it, it stands, but if a single aspirant challenges it, the Nigerian Constitution will override what is in the party constitution,” the elder statesman said.

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He added that “l will never come back to partisan politics. l have paid my dues but I will continue to support you.”

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