2023: Falae Condemns Call For Zoning
The former National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olu Falae, on Friday said there is no provision for zoning in the Constitution of Nigeria.
Falae stated this while reacting to the call for the presidency to be shifted to the South-East in the 2023 general elections.
The former minister of finance condemned the call for zoning during a visit by the executives of the Ondo State chapter of the party in Akure.
The Chairman of SDP in the state, Dele Thomas led the newly-elected executives.
Falae while addressing the SDP excos said, “Politicians should stop deceiving the people by putting zoning in the party constitution, where it is not valid. Nigerian Constitution supersedes the party’s constitution.
“There is no provision for zoning in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Zoning is not of the conditions for Nigeria’s presidency.
“If all aspirants accept it and they did not challenge it, it stands, but if a single aspirant challenges it, the Nigerian Constitution will override what is in the party constitution.”
The elder statesman further stated that he would never come back to partisan politics, adding that he has paid his dues.
Falae said, “l will never come back to partisan politics. l have paid my dues but I will continue to support you.
“Whatever we can do to restore sanity to SDP, we will do it so that we can attain the heights we were.
“Nobody will benefit from the crisis. crisis kills parties.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News