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Zoning must continue until there’s an Igbo President —Kalu

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The senator representing Abia North, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said northern political elites should not canvass an end to rotational presidency until the South-East zone had produced the President of Nigeria.

He was reacting to the call by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, for an end to power shift in the country.

Kalu, who is the current Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, while speaking on Saturday in Umuahia, insisted that the Igbo must take their turn in the number one seat of the country.

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The APC leader also explained that the agreement at the end of the 1978 national conference was that all the major ethnic groups in Nigeria must produce the President on a rotational basis.

Kalu said, “Calling for an end to the zoning arrangement now will not bring peace to Nigeria. We have to complete the zoning system. That was the agreement at the earlier constitutional conference.

“All the major ethnic groups must produce the President before we would all agree that zoning has ended”.

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