Nigeria’s former Vice President Atiku Abukakar has dismissed the debate on the zoning of the PDP presidential ticket as the solution to Nigeria’s leadership crisis.
Abubakar spoke on Thursday at the national executive committee meeting of the People’s Democratic Party in Abuja which has adopted the recommendations by the governor ifeanyi ugwuanyi led zoning committee for the chairmanship position of the party to be zoned to the north among others.
Atiku Abubakar who says Nigeria’s president can come from any part of the country as well posits that the geopolitical zone of the president is not the solution to the problems of the country.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has the right to determine its rules and how the party should be governed. The people of Nigeria also have the rights to determine who governs them,” he said.
“Where the president comes from has never been the problem of Nigeria. I can cite examples — neither will it be the solution.
“There is no such thing as a president from southern Nigeria or a president from northern Nigeria. There is only one — a president from Nigeria, for Nigeria, and by Nigerians.
“Talking about inclusion, I will like to see a new national working committee of our party that has sizeable numbers of youths and women”, he said.