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2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by Nkemakonam62: 4:07am On Aug 21, 2019
Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said it may be impossible for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt any zoning arrangement for the 2023 presidential election.

He said although he was not in the best position to decide for the ruling party, the zoning arrangement for the 2023 presidential election was still in the realm of “realism and idealism.”

Ganduje also said the Ruga policy should not be a national issue, arguing that imposing it on Nigerians would be tantamount to building a nightclub near a church or mosque.

He stated this in Abuja in a chat with newsmen to mark his 100 days in office.

“About the zoning issue, which was triggered by the governor of Kaduna State, it is an issue between realism and idealism. Idealism is a situation whereby things should be according to ideal, and, if things are according to ideal, then everybody has equal opportunity, equal chance to contest and then whatever the people decide would triumph. That is idealism.

“Now, the issue of realism, Nigeria is multi-tribal and that is why we have geopolitical zones, that is why we have, even during the colonial time, North and South, but now we have states and geopolitical zones. So, in reality, people are yearning for participation from different geopolitical zones: North and South. That is still in our mind.

“The reality of the situation is that people are clamouring (over) marginalisation in the leadership of the country but the idealism is that people should participate and be elected based on their capacity and capability.

“So, it is not the governor of Kano State that would decide whether it would be idealism or realism. It is the party that would determine which theory (ism) should be applied in Nigeria. Politics is a game of numbers. So, the political party should decide which one to follow,” he said.

Speaking on the proposed Ruga settlement scheme and herdsmen’s menace, the governor said: “Pertaining to herdsmen/farmers’ crisis, which we succeeded in curtailing. We are going to contract farm settlements so that the herdsmen will no longer travel from one place and another.”

However, former senator representing Kaduna Central in the eighth Assembly, Mallam Shehu Sani, has said rotational presidency indispensable for the unity of Nigeria. He specifically made a case for Igbo presidency in 2023.

The human rights activist-turned-lawmaker stated this in Kaduna when he hosted some Igbo leaders who had long resided and worked in northern Nigeria, especially, Kaduna State.

To Sani, the Igbo in Nigeria have made tremendous sacrifices for the unity, peace and progress of the country and have made the country proud in a number of respects, from Chinua Achebe of yesterday to Chima Amanda of today. According to him, in the field of commerce and industry, the Igbo were in the forefront, leading Nigeria to where it ought to be.

“Since our independence to this very moment, there is no any national or international sporting event (where) there is no Igbo sacrificing themselves, struggling hard, wearing the national flag with respect and bringing laurels and trophies to our country.

“Igbo have, in the last 50 years, demonstrated that they are true Nigerians. If you read Igbo from the point of those who want to break away, then you will make a different judgement. But, when you read Igbo from the ones you see in your homes, villages and towns in the North and in all parts of Nigeria, then your views and positions about them would be quite different.

“They have, over the years, proven to be reliable national species of Nigerians. The best way to appreciate the Igbo, I believe, is to appreciate that glory, which they have brought to our country and the nationalistic spirit in them.

“We are from the North and we were born here. But we have also seen Igbo that we were born together here in the North.

“If there is anyone who spoke for Igbo in the North, if there is anyone who stood for Igbo in the North, I believe it was Wada Nas of blessed memory. Wada Nas, a decade and a half ago, was speaking out for Igbo. What he said in the past is still relevant today as it was then.

“Each time the Igbo are marginalised, the nation is empowering those who want to break away. Where my house is today is the same ward where the house of the late Sardauna of Sokoto was.

“So, my own position is that any government that is worth being in office should treat each and every Nigerian with dignity, honour, and give everyone a sense of belonging, with equity and justice.

“But we must be very sincere with ourselves, if we can call a spade a spade. The whole of Nigeria should have a new thinking and perception of the Igbo of today.

“It is unfair to hold Igbo children to ransom or hostage to historical events of which there was no common unanimity of Igbo. Some of the greatest Igbo we have in history were born in the North, including the late Nnamdi Azikiwe, even the Ikemba of Nnewi. So, the Nigerian state should not treat Igbo like in apartheid, where one nationality is superior to another.

“Those who felt that one part of the country should continue to produce the President till thy kingdom come are not conscious of the fact that there were warnings in our history, which we must not forget and we should take lessons from.

“There is no village or town in the North, no matter how remote it is, (where) we don’t see an Igbo man. If they did not believe in Nigeria, they wouldn’t have been here for generations to stay,” he said.

Meanwhile, as part of the solution to the challenges facing the contentious Ruga policy, Ganduje promised to build farm settlements to curtail the movement of herdsmen from the north to the south of the country.

He further disclosed that his administration would equip the settlement with state-of-the-art facilities and social amenities, to enable the herders enjoy what Nigerians in other parts of the country enjoy.

“We have a technical committee, which involves herdsmen themselves. We have five big forests, which we are converting to be grazing reserves, including Falgore forest. We already have the technical committee working. We have already awarded contract for water, which is being provided as we construct some tanks in some places.

“We will provide social amenities like hospital, veterinary clinic, market, security post and school so that herdsmen will enjoy facilities just like other Nigerians.

“Ruga should not be a national issue, it should be a state issue. If there are Fulani in the South and they want to remain there, the Constitution has allowed them to remain there but they should negotiate their stay with the host communities without harming anybody. If you live in a place, you must not harm the environment and the environment must not harm you and that could only exist when you negotiate. You cannot build a nightclub near a church or near a mosque. That will not guarantee peace.

“In those days, herders-farmers’ relationship was symbiotic. While the cow dung provided manure for the land, the herdsmen get grazing areas. But because of climate change and population expansion, the land became scarce. You can remain wherever you are but you must negotiate your stay,” he said.


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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by oyin44: 4:20am On Aug 21, 2019
The only problem is?how could Ruga be made legitimate in this hate- torn country of ours. undecided

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by igbodefender: 4:25am On Aug 21, 2019
Kudos to Governor Ganduje for his Falgore Solution to the farmer-herdsmen crisis.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by b3llo(m): 4:32am On Aug 21, 2019
Igbo presidency will be truncated by cabals. The thought of it alone will scatter APC. Tinubu wants to rule, which from the viewpoint he is favourably indisposible. Let's see who the north will want to foist. I know Atiku is coming with full throttle to scatter APC

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by BuhariAdvocate: 4:46am On Aug 21, 2019
I honestly understand your point.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by MetaPhysical: 4:57am On Aug 21, 2019
This Governor is very down to earth....if he can keep his money hand clean. grin
He speaks his mind and often it ties in with the public sentiment. Its like he speaks for the multitudes when I hear him sometimes.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by TooMuchStuff: 5:02am On Aug 21, 2019
The Southern part actually have nothing in common with the Northern. Even in reasoning and sense of community life is very different.

Can we just part our ways please??
Ruga is personal business of Fulani. Fulanis have no existential history in South.
So how does it now become Southern wahala

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by AroleOduduwa2: 5:05am On Aug 21, 2019
Northerners seem to speak in one voice. El Rufai said zoning won’t work and now Ganduje is saying the same, come 2023, a northerner will emerge as President.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by RTSC2: 5:47am On Aug 21, 2019
His post is practically a eulogy to the Igbo. Didn't expect that from Ganduje.
Igbos have brought so much glory and positive recognition to Nigeria.

And one irrelevant useless idiot somewhere would sit down and say Igbo will not or should not be president.

Una dey mad.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:08am On Aug 21, 2019
Igbo have, in the last 50 years, demonstrated that they are true Nigerians. If you read Igbo from the point of those who want to break away, then you will make a different judgement. But, when you read Igbo from the ones you see in your homes, villages and towns in the North and in all parts of Nigeria, then your views and positions about them would be quite different.
Truer words have never been spoken.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by MyGeneration(m): 6:08am On Aug 21, 2019
RTSC2:
His post is practically a eulogy to the Igbo. Didn't expect that from Ganduje.
Igbos have brought so much glory and positive recognition to Nigeria.

And one irrelevant useless idiot somewhere would sit down and say Igbo will not or should not be president.

Una dey mad.
if igbos cant be president in 2023 then there's no need for zoning

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by DAutoDiagnosis: 6:09am On Aug 21, 2019
Has it ever worked.


Na biggest thief strategy they enter

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by NaijaRoyalty(m): 6:15am On Aug 21, 2019
The North are clearly saying "NO" to Tinubu in 2023.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by tuniski: 6:31am On Aug 21, 2019
RTSC2:
His post is practically a eulogy to the Igbo. Didn't expect that from Ganduje.
Igbos have brought so much glory and positive recognition to Nigeria.

And one irrelevant useless idiot somewhere would sit down and say Igbo will not or should not be president.

Una dey mad.

Only those limited by exposure and filled with ethno-religious bigotry dismiss the ibos instead of seeing them as blessing to Nigeria. Even worse, is the knack of some ibos too who have been in only their zone to scream break Nigeria as a slogan to every problem!

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by Commentor: 6:33am On Aug 21, 2019
Let them bring their candidates Nigerians would vote their choice.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by Ruggedniggaone: 6:35am On Aug 21, 2019
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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by Nobody: 6:35am On Aug 21, 2019
Greedy individuals
So Ganduje can still talk despite to many clear allegations of mismanagement and money laundry.


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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by Jimasun: 6:47am On Aug 21, 2019
tuniski:


Only those limited by exposure and filled with ethno-religious bigotry dismiss the ibos instead of seeing them as blessing to Nigeria. Even worse, is the knack of some ibos too who have been in only their zone to scream break Nigeria as a slogan to every problem!
The moniker you quoted is an IPOB and Biafra supporter.
BTW, nothing bad in seeking the dissolution of Nigeria. Nigeria is not meant to be one.
As much as I loathe some Igbos for their protracted bitterness, the fact is, Nigeria is a ruse.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by MyGeneration(m): 6:50am On Aug 21, 2019
Jimasun:

The moniker you quoted is an IPOB and Biafra supporter.
BTW, nothing bad in seeking the dissolution of Nigeria. Nigeria is not meant to be one.
As much as I loathe some Igbos for their protracted bitterness, the fact is, Nigeria is a ruse.
let every zone be allowed to rule, the south east deserves a shot at the Presidency

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by oyatz(m): 6:51am On Aug 21, 2019
Read the interview very well and slowly this time around.

The title (by the OP) is misleading.
AroleOduduwa2:
Northerners seem to speak in one voice. El Rufai said zoning won’t work and now Ganduje is saying the same, come 2023, a northerner will emerge as President.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by helinues: 6:58am On Aug 21, 2019
Ganduje made sense

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by Jimasun: 7:06am On Aug 21, 2019
MyGeneration:

let every zone be allowed to rule, the south east deserves a shot at the Presidency
Define democracy...
Nobody is stopping Igbos from ruling Nigeria.
They have the right to contest, the rest is left to Nigerians.
If you want the vote of someone, talk to him, let him know how your candidature would benefit.
Convince people that vote and you get it.

There is no compulsion in politics.
Majority carry the vote.
Learn how to play politics
Stop being ungrateful to people who accommodates you even when they don't get same treatment from you.
I hope you people grow above bitterness

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by tuniski: 7:08am On Aug 21, 2019
Jimasun:

The moniker you quoted is an IPOB and Biafra supporter.
BTW, nothing bad in seeking the dissolution of Nigeria. Nigeria is not meant to be one.
As much as I loathe some Igbos for their protracted bitterness, the fact is, Nigeria is a ruse.

Whether the moniker is IPOB,Herdsman,afenifere or what have you is completely secondary! He is Nigerian and Nigeria is not a ruse. Just as USA defines unity and strength in diversity so will Nigeria in the fullness of time impact the world in balancing westernized and arabized worlds!

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by RTSC2: 7:10am On Aug 21, 2019
Jimasun:

The moniker you quoted is an IPOB and Biafra supporter.
BTW, nothing bad in seeking the dissolution of Nigeria. Nigeria is not meant to be one.
As much as I loathe some Igbos for their protracted bitterness, the fact is, Nigeria is a ruse.
I am not an ipob supporter.
I can support my ethnic group strongly without having an affinity for ipob.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by tuniski: 7:11am On Aug 21, 2019
Jimasun:

Define democracy...
Nobody is stopping Igbos from ruling Nigeria.
They have the right to contest, the rest is left to Nigerians.
If you want the vote of someone, talk to him, let him know how your candidature would benefit.
Convince people that vote and you get it.

There is no compulsion in politics.
Majority carry the vote.
Learn how to play politics
Stop being ungrateful to people who accommodates you even when they don't get same treatment from you.
I hope you people grow above bitterness
The choice only becomes the nigerians' after the parties have chosen candidates. Democracy is equally rotation, it is whatever works in a clime. Had it been just number, southern Nigeria as a whole will perennially struggle to be president to no avail!

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by MyGeneration(m): 7:24am On Aug 21, 2019
Jimasun:

Define democracy...
Nobody is stopping Igbos from ruling Nigeria.
They have the right to contest, the rest is left to Nigerians.
If you want the vote of someone, talk to him, let him know how your candidature would benefit.
Convince people that vote and you get it.

There is no compulsion in politics.
Majority carry the vote.
Learn how to play politics
Stop being ungrateful to people who accommodates you even when they don't get same treatment from you.
I hope you people grow above bitterness
this is why i stopped insulting ipob i know the moment any body comments on any statement on Nairaland and is pro igbo u term him ipob.

i am one of the most detribalized persons on this Nairaland, yorubas too have been bitter but they choose to be bitter towards igbos just because they see us as rivals, despite the fact that we have never engage them in any form of physical confrontation yet they are just bitter yet we dont term them bitter.

I dont understand what u mean by people who accomodate u, when they dont get same treatment from u cause i will like u toexplain to me what u mean?

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by MyGeneration(m): 7:27am On Aug 21, 2019
RTSC2:

I am not an ipob supporter.
I can support my ethnic group strongly without having an affinity for ipob.
this is why i stopped attacking ipob so igbos cant support our own but the have right to support there's.

Look at Joe Igbokwe u cant imagine what he will be going through just to impress them, he even ostracized himself from the igbo race, yet the moment he was given appointment as Special Adviser of waste and water they started jubilating calling him Ipob saying he deserves it, i see nothing wrong with the position but why are they trying to tribalize it...lol see this mumu people

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by MyGeneration(m): 7:37am On Aug 21, 2019
Nigeria needs to heal, just because Boko haram is attacking Nigeria doesn't mean the people of North East is unfit to rule Nigeria, that if they do they will declare an islamic state.

Just because Fulani herdsmen are committing crimes doesn't mean the fulani are unfit to rule they still got there chance.

Just because Ipob is terrorizing Nigerian e-space doesn't mean igbos are unfit to rule that if we rule heaven will fall.

Just because Niger delta militants terrorized the oil industry doesn't mean when Jonathan enters power he will increase derivation to 50percent, did it happen?

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by kayusely70(m): 7:51am On Aug 21, 2019
Ganduje has taken the right steps on RUGA, other northern govs should emulate him.

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Re: 2023: Why Zoning May Not Work In APC – Ganduje by Biety: 8:00am On Aug 21, 2019
See yeye headline the OP made out of the many important points the gov addressed. The mod should change it to something reasonable abeg.

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