Northern lawmakers kick against zoning presidency to south

State assembly members from northern states of Nigeria have rejected the call to zone the 2023 presidency to the south, arguing that the south has had more years in power than its northern counterpart since 1999.

Meeting under the aegis of Nigeria Northern States Legislature Forum in Abuja, on Thursday, they also posited that Governor Yahaya Bello who has already expressed interest in the race should consult more widely.

The meeting convened by the Speaker of the Kogi state House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, was to mobilize support for the governor’s ambition.

In the communique issued at the end of the meeting, which was read by Kolawole, the lawmakers affirmed that the south has had a total of 14 years in power as against the north’s 10 at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

They agreed that members should go back to their constituencies to consult with relevant stakeholders on the Kogi governor’s ambition, saying that he was competent to become president of the country.

The meeting also resolved to set up a national working committee to articulate and advance Governor Bello’s presidential aspiration.


We Have Not Had Water Supply In Months ― Abeokuta Residents

In spite of the huge investment in the water sector by the government and international organisations, water scarcity has grown to become a perennial nightmare for residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. This report x-rays the lives and experiences of residents in getting clean, potable and affordable water amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state…  Northern lawmakers kick against zoning presidency to south

Selfies, video calls and Chinese documentaries: The things you’ll meet onboard Lagos-Ibadan train

The Lagos-Ibadan railway was inaugurated recently for a full paid operation by the Nigerian Railway Corporation after about a year of free test-run. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…  Northern lawmakers kick against zoning presidency to south

[ICYMI] Lekki Shootings: Why We Lied About Our Presence — General Taiwo

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the killings at Lekki Toll Gate, on Saturday resumed viewing of the 24hrs footage of the October 20, 2020 shooting of #EndSARS protesters by personnel of the Nigerian Army…

Read the Source post on Tribune Online.

Previous articleKizz Daniel Acquires Penthouse For Newly Born Sons
Next articleNo confirmed cases of Delta Variant of COVID-19 in Ogun, says Commissioner