LAGOSâ€”Founding Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo has described the controversy over where the next president should come from as retrogressive and divisive.
Speaking with newsmen, he said character and political programme should be the basic criteria for ascension to political office rather than ethnic descent, religion and other primordial considerations.
He said: â€œPersonal record, ideology, character and political programme must be the basic criteria for ascension to political office rather than ethnic descent, religion or any other primordial consideration. The ongoing controversy over where the next president should come from is therefore retrogressive and divisive when what is required is the mobilization of the creative energy of Nigerians for democratic renewal and national development.â€
The politician contended that those who were contriving the controversy about zoning wanted to give the impression that zoning was fundamental to Nigerians.