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There’s moral burden for parties to zone presidential tickets to South-East – Nnamani

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The former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, said on Monday all political parties in the country are morally challenged to zone their 2023 presidential tickets to the South-East.

Nnamani, who stated this when he featured in a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, said the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to throw open its presidential ticket contradicted the rotational principle adopted by the country at the onset of the Fourth Republic in 1999.

The ex-Senate President is one of the 25 aspirants vying for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket in this week’s primary in Abuja.

He insisted that the Igbos are marginalized in Nigeria.

On insecurity, the ex-Senate promised to set up a bi-partisan commission to solve the problem of insecurity in Nigeria.

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He said: “How come our forces perform better abroad, but have not been able to defeat Boko Haram. We need a special force trained for this kind of war.

“I can recruit people to solve these problems. Present-day problems need present-day training. Our police also need new training.”

He also demanded more time for the parties to conduct their primaries.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had set a June 3 deadline for the 18 political parties in the country to conclude their primaries ahead of next year’s elections.

“Primaries require more time. If primaries are well conducted, the general elections will go smoothly with less acrimony. The time INEC gave for the campaign – about six months, should be added to the primaries. We need more time for primaries than for campaigns,” Nnamani added.

 

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