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Power rotation needs to be clearly stated in Constitution, says Shehu Sani

The former senator representing Kaduna central, Sen. Shehu Sani, has called for the inclusion of power rotation in the Nigeria’s Constitution in order to put an end to the debate on zoning.

Over the past few months, debate on whether Presidency should remain in the North or shift to South has dominated public discourse.

Speaking on the development during an interview on Channels Television, last Friday, the senator said, “I think to solve this problem, this needs to be clearly stated in our constitution and it should be written in the language that there would be no interpretation whether it is Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and Ijaw.

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“If the presidency is in the north for eight years, it should be in the south for eight years so that there will be no need for a lawyer or legal luminary to explain this thing to us.

“If we are going to sustain this country, we need equity, justice, fairness and fair play and ensure that one part of the country does not dominate power for a long time.

“But it cannot be done on the altar of threat and intimidation. These are issues that can be resolved between the political elites in the north and the south on a table for the unity and peace of Nigeria.”