Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, on Monday admonished the people of the state to maintain the zoning formula in the state, adding that it has always been the stabilising factor in the state’s politics.
Aliyu who was at Kontagora to condole with the Emir, Seidu Namaska, over the death of his son, called on him to rally his people to work towards making sure the next governor in the 2015 election is from zone C.
He said those saying there was the need to discard the existing zoning arrangement do not mean well for the state.
He advised other zones to support zone C.
Aliyu said, “We must work within the confines of existing zoning arrangement in Niger State. There is rumour that some politicians are planing to present a governorship candidate to counter the existing arrangement. We must eschew the rumour and if it becomes real, unanimously counter the plot.”
He appealed to the people of Kontagora and Borgu emirate councils located in the zone producing the next governor to have harmonised arrangement to avoid having challenges at the polls.
He said the political arrangement is for Kontagora to produce the next governor while Borgu is to produce the next senator.
On the issue of candidates jostling for governorship from the zone, he said those from the Peoples Democratic Party must choose a candidate among themselves to avoid unnecessary heat during primaries. (NAN)