Senator Abdullahi Adamu of Nasarawa-west senatorial district of Nasarawa state has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no choice but to zone the presidency to the North in 2015 general elections.
Speaking to newsmen in Keffi, Adamu said that the party’s hierarchy must not allow itself to be a willing tool, but must stand firm in its decision and ensure discipline within the system.
“PDP has no choice than to give the north the slot in 2015,” he declared, adding, “The North has the right like any other zone because we deserve it more than any other zone since the country has been divided along north and south.”
The former governor said that the party must create a platform where all its officers are self-discipline from the top down the ladder and avoid selective justice.
On the issue of state police, he said that the issue has assumed a different dimension that has been reduced to blackmail, with the matter swindling into a two-way traffic with a perception of those for and against labeled with different connotations.
“I think the issue is now becoming an issue of blackmail, if you say you want state police you are on the other side, if you say you don’t want state police, you are on the other side. I don’t want to associate myself with that kind of politics,” he added.
He also alleged betrayal on the side of some governors who are kicking against constitutional role for traditional rulers in the country in the current constitutional amendments.
Adamu promised constitutional role for the traditional institutions when they visited the traditional rulers during their campaigns, including President Goodluck Jonathan.
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