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Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by aminulive: 12:07pm On Apr 29, 2022
POLITICSNIGERIA.COM

Fredrick Nwabufo, columnist and journalist, has asked political parties to zone their presidential tickets based on the "geography of competence and character", rather than ethnicity and religion.

Nwabufo spoke on Wednesday during a television programme titled, "Village Square Africa" on News Central TV.

Ahead of the 2023 elections, there have been calls for the next president of the country to come from the southern part of the country -- with particular reference to the south-east.

Speaking on the issue of zoning, the columnist, who is popularly known as Mr OneNigeria, said the competence and character of the next president should be the focus of Nigerians -- instead of emphasis on the region, ethnic group and religion of the next president.

Nwabufo said Nigeria needs a "Nigerian president" who will represent all Nigerians, and not a president who will represent one section of the country.

The columnist said despite the zoning of presidential tickets since 1999, the problems bedeviling the country remain the same.

"It is an interesting time; I believe we will have an election in 2023 where an incumbent president will not be running, and it makes it much more interesting because it is an open ticket," Nwabufo said.

"Any party or anybody can take it because the power of incumbency is limited in this case.

"We have clamours for political parties to cede the presidential ticket to the south, and of course, it has been a back and forth. There are arguments for and against that.

"Personally, I believe what we should be talking about now is competence. Political parties should zone their presidential tickets to the geography of competence.

"If I should rephrase that, political parties should zone their presidential tickets to the axis of competence, capacity and character.

"This is the problem we have had over the years. We emphasise ethnicity and religion. Some of the presidential hopefuls that have shown interest have been toeing that path.

"We have a problem of putting emphasis on what should be secondary and not on primary matters of competence, character, ability, antecedents and proven track record -- which should ordinarily be the issues that should guide the 2023 elections.

"But unfortunately we are seeing religion and ethnicity being the topmost issues in this season. The questions are — what has zoning done for us over the years? How has zoning changed Nigeria?

''The problem is when you cede a presidential ticket to a particular zone on the basis of 'it is our turn', the person who is coming to contest is coming to represent his region and not Nigerians.

"We should be talking about a Nigerian president not an Igbo president. That is why I totally repudiate the phrase — Igbo presidency — it is wrong to say Igbo presidency. These are some of the things we need to correct.

"We need a Nigerian president not a president of the south-east, the south-west or the north. The president that will represent all Nigerians; that will be for all Nigerians.

"We have been through this path before. When you start ceding or start amplifying ethnic agenda and issues, the person who emerges will want to favour his own side of the country because he believes that he is at the presidency to represent his region."

https://politicsnigeria.com/nwabufo-parties-should-zone-presidential-ticket-to-axis-of-competence-not-ethnicity/

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by money121(m): 12:11pm On Apr 29, 2022
Ok
Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by tolumizzy(m): 12:14pm On Apr 29, 2022
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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Dankovich1: 12:14pm On Apr 29, 2022
E be like say this era own na by
1. Who fit run for track for stadium
2. Who fit walk for marathon

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Kfed4ril(m): 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2022
Fu
Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by UncommonLogic: 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2022
Nice
Igbo man with common sense unlike the Mkpuru mirri NL IPIG terrorist fools.

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by MissionaryArchi(m): 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2022
And no competent Nigerian who can lead Nigeria from South East abi?
Whether you like it or not, rotational presidency will do this country more good than harm, this kinda leadership calls for political competition of the region who can/would do better for Nigeria not how you presume it to be regional or religious leadership.
The political challenge of Nigeria is not this regional presidency but an ideology which this politicians share together. And I guess you already know this ideology. This politician can unite to master and execute this ideology but we the common voters can never unite to master and perfect that which should be good for us.
Unfortunately this evil ideology is being passed unto our generation and we're getting acquittant with it. There should be an overhaul of the country's political community for a new one

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by realtemi(m): 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2022
Hh
Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by baike: 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2022
I agreed
Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by greymiles: 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2022
Traitor
Presidency or Biafra

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by SpaceTour: 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2022
Ok
Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Nobody: 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2022
I wan join this politics. Anyone in kaduna with connection?

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Wuiomini: 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2022
I support this

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by SenatePresdo(m): 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2022
There Many competent Candidates from the East, Especially in the person of Peter Obi.

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Sheriman(m): 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2022
NIGERIAN politics is a politics of tribe and religion

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by datopaper(m): 12:17pm On Apr 29, 2022
Nigeria is a unique nation. What works here is different.

I support zoning on ethnic line

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by FactBoyz: 12:17pm On Apr 29, 2022
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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by boldking(m): 12:19pm On Apr 29, 2022
Tinubu is playing a nice game and he's trying to check mate osinbanjo with the primaries, as for pdp leave that one .....now I see that this election has already been rigged in favor of tinubu


Nigerians how far .....what's the way forward, na like this we go dey dey?

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by zinaunreal(m): 12:19pm On Apr 29, 2022
This fool should do a drug test

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Reality3080: 12:20pm On Apr 29, 2022
People who are waiting for presidency to b zoned to their village, let's hear what they have to say

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Winters23: 12:21pm On Apr 29, 2022
grin

North think say dem get sense
Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by WibusJaga: 12:21pm On Apr 29, 2022


ONE NIGERIA na Scam.
Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Sleekfingers: 12:21pm On Apr 29, 2022
MissionaryArchi:
And no competent Nigerian who can lead Nigeria from South East abi?



Is anybody stopping the southeast from contesting?

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Samagads10(m): 12:21pm On Apr 29, 2022
Bruh.. They're competent people from all parts of the country. May Peter Obi abeg

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Re: Nwabufo: Parties Should Zone Presidential Ticket On Competence Not Ethnicity by Yankiss(m): 12:21pm On Apr 29, 2022
A country that embraced quota system for a reason should rotate presidency for same equity. We have competent people in every tribe. Let dominance be stamped out and peace will return to our country.

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