Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has kicked against zoning of political offices ahead of the 2023 elections, there are already talks about the South producing the next president.
He said, “Even with our success in the 2015 elections, there is room for improvement. Barriers to political equality, such as our seemingly entrenched though informal rule for zoning candidacies according to regions of origin, need to be de-emphasised and ultimately abandoned in favour of an emphasis on qualification, competence and character.”
“The financing of parties, candidates and campaigns remains opaque. Many African countries are marked by savage inequalities, and a handful of individuals have the wherewithal to hold the process hostage.”
“We must work towards funding parties via capped and fully disclosed donations and annual dues payable by every registered party member.”