A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Iyiola Oyedepo, on Monday condemned the call for zoning political offices in Nigeria.
Oyedepo while speaking in Ilorin linked the clamour for zoning of political offices in the country to the failure of the leaders.
He said, “Zoning is an unfortunate development; it is also a result of the failure of leadership, particularly in Kwara State. I know it is general in Nigeria, but we are talking about Kwara State now.
“It is very unfortunate. If those people governing us since 1999 for example, have governed well, people would have forgotten some variables in Kwara politics.”
He noted that bad leadership has brought about hunger and poverty in Nigeria.
Oyedepo further stated, “Whether you are Christian or Muslim, the situation or condition of hunger is the same. Poverty doesn’t isolate a Christian from a Muslim.
“Another variable that good leaders should not have brought up is the issue of ethnicity; that one could have been erased and there would be no reason for zoning.
“For example, I don’t care whether a man from Ilorin is in the saddle of authority provided he is fair and just.
“If I could get whatever I need in my area from the man from Ilorin, what is my business about his religion or ethnic orientation?
“Same thing with the Kwara North, but I can understand the north, they have suffered perennial neglect for a very long time.”
This article was originally published on Naija News