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How Zoning Will Produce Two Useless Presidential Candidates – Sanusi



Banishment Of Sanusi After Dethronement As Emir Illegal - Court

Former Emir of Kano Lamido Sanusi has warned that the clamour for zoning by politicians will only leave Nigerians with two useless presidential candidates.

Sanusi also urged those who are interested in contesting for the presidency in 2023 to do now for Nigerians to see.

Sanusi said this while chiding politicians arguing on the zoning of presidency to the North or Southern region.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria governor who spoke on Arise TV slammed politicians for being concerned about the zoning of the presidency rather than how to provide a fairer and transparent electoral process to enable the best president to emerge in the forthcoming 2023 election.

“If you want to become the President of Nigeria whether from North or South come out now and show us your face and let us choose.

“There are constitutions in that world that provides for the rotational presidency but I have always objected to this idea that we should focus on where the President comes from.

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“The Southern governors are saying they want the President to come from the South, same thing as Northern governors insisting the president comes from the North but have you noticed no one has come out to give names of who they want?

“This whole zoning to the South and North is about manoeuvring ethnic and regional sentiment to one part of the country and then the big masquerades behind it begin to come out. This is why at the end of the exercise you come up as Nigeria with two equally useless candidates and voters don’t have a choice,” the former Emir said.

He said, even if politicians agree on a rotational presidency, what should be the bone of contention is that a Southern Nigerian shouldn’t feel worse off because the President is from the North and Vice versa.

“The Igbos want the presidency, if you go to Edo State they also want presidency. When are we going to stop this? Meanwhile , we have serious issues before us like electronic transmission of the election.

“When you contest for election in Nigeria you’re not just contesting against your opponent but political thugs, partisan police officers, the judiciary. Why are politicians not talking about how they can give us a more reliable, fairer and transparent process where we can select a good leader but focusing on where the leader should come from?

“Why is zoning the presidency that critical to politicians and the most important thing to discuss at this point when you’re heading towards an election?” Sanusi questioned.


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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



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Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK



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A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50,  guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK

They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.

Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.

She was cleared of the same charge.

The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.

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