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El-Rufai Kicks Against Zoning Of Positions, Again

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Kaduna State Government, Nasir El-Rufai, has once again spoken against the idea of zoning of political positions.

El-Rufai, while speaking at the Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, insisted that no country progresses with such an arrangement.

The governor also advised that every qualified person be given an equal opportunity to contest political positions.

Political offices, especially the presidency in Nigeria, are rotated based on geographical zones.

In preparation for the 2023 election, there have been calls for the presidency to return to the South.

But El-Rufai argues that zoning political positions should not be used in selecting leaders as this “will lead to inefficiency.”

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He said: “There is no country in the world that has made progress in the last 50 years that rotates its leaders. I think if we move away from this fixation about distribution to selecting or picking the best person to get the job done when the job is done, everybody benefits.”

“Right now, we are distributing this and we are not making any progress because the focus is on distribution.”

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