A former Kano State Governor, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau, on Sunday says zoning of political offices was not recognised in the constitution of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Shekarau, also the senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District under the platform of the APC, said this during an interactive session with journalists, on Sunday in Kano.
The former Governor also called on the electorate to always consider quality leaders during elections, instead of focusing on zoning.
According to him, quality leadership is more important than zoning in every election, adding that there is no zoning in the APC) constitution and also, in the Nigerian constitution but only exists in common sense.
“I want to tell you that there is no place in the APC constitution that the issue of zoning is mentioned. I think it is only being considered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“All we need is quality leadership, fairness and justice to all, and carrying everyone along; that is what is called balancing of equation,” Shekarau said.
The Senator also told journalists that his relationship with Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso still remains cordial.
According to him, there is no misunderstanding between him and Ganduje on one hand and between him and Kwankwaso on the other.
He said, “I and Ganduje have been together for so many years. When I was the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office then, he was a commissioner, and we used to interact a lot.
“I want to assure you that our relationship has since remained cordial, even up to now. So, there is no any problem between us.
“The same thing applies to Kwankwaso; we are in good relationship. Our political differences has not, and will not, affect our relationship. I have never defected from one party to another because of him.
“When I was in APC, Kwankwaso joined the party and then, I left, not because of him, but because of the leadership of the party. The same thing when I was in PDP; I later left, not because he joined the party,” he said.