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Adamu Ciroma – in his own words(2)

MR. Chairman, I will then turn to the section of the Constitution which deals with the executive presidency. I believe, and I intellectually accept, that the recommendations made in that regard are in the interest of this country. The fear of its opponents is that there may be dictatorship. This is the problem of Constitution makers through the ages. You want your country to be run effectively, yet you are afraid because you assume the person who is going to run it is going to usurp the right of individuals.

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Adamu Ciroma – In his own words

IN October 1977, my friend Mallam Mohammed Haruna then of the New Nigerian introduced me to Mallam Adamu Ciroma (1934-2018) at the premises of the parliament building in Lagos where the session of the Constituent Assembly was held. Mallam Haruna a powerful writer, is now a Commissioner at INEC whose weekly column is on recess now because of his present assignment at INEC. Although it was a brief introduction on that day but it was the beginning of my friendship with Mallam Adamu Ciroma. I was told later that he was one of the contributors of the weekly column in the New Nigerian newspaper titled CANDIDO – The man behind the mask.

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Adamu Ciroma : Exit of a political icon and man of history

NEWS came, yesterday, that one of Nigeria’s leading political lights and elder statesmen, Dr. Adamu Ciroma, CFR, has passed on. The late political icon was arguably the main advocate of the zoning principle in Nigerian politics. He was also associated with the much touted and controversial quest for the Sovereign National Conference, SNC, which was promoted by some Nigerian politicians to ensure equitable distribution of national resources across the geopolitical zones of the country.

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Nigeria is too small for Igbo — Adamu Ciroma

Mallam Adamu Ciroma, journalist, administrator, politician, former minister of different portfolios and erstwhile governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is one of Nigeria’s leading statesmen. Ciroma, who was third in the 1978 presidential primaries of the defunct National Party of Nigeria, NPN, subsequently turned out to become a close confidant of President Shehu Shagari and served as minister in the Second Republic. He was also a close confidant of President Olusegun Obasanjo in the Fourth Republic and a rallying figure in the northern opposition to the 2011 presidential bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Ciroma has largely kept out of the public eye despite the active participation of his wife, Hayiya Maryam Ciroma in the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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