Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State, on Monday, faulted the call for zoning of political offices in the country.
Oyedepo ascribed the clamour for zoning of political offices to the failure of the leadership class in Nigeria.
Speaking in Ilorin, Kwara State, the APC chieftain stressed that zoning was an unfortunate development.
“Zoning is an unfortunate development; it is also a result of the failure of leadership, particularly in Kwara State. I know it is general in Nigeria, but we are talking about Kwara State now.
“It is very unfortunate. If those people governing us since 1999 for example, have governed well, people would have forgotten some variables in Kwara politics,” he said.
He noted that bad leadership has brought about hunger and poverty in Nigeria.
“Whether you are Christian or Muslim, the situation or condition of hunger is the same. Poverty doesn’t isolate a Christian from a Muslim.
“Another variable that good leaders should not have brought up is the issue of ethnicity; that one could have been totally erased and there would be no reason for zoning.
“For example, I don’t really care whether a man from Ilorin is in the saddle of authority provided he is fair and just.
“If I could get whatever I need in my own area from the man from Ilorin, what is my business about his religion or ethnic orientation?
“Same thing with the Kwara North, but I can understand the north, they have suffered perennial neglect for a very long time,” he added.