The senator representing Oyo North District, Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari, has declared that zoning of governorship ticket to a particular senatorial district in the state is unconstitutional and not in the constitution of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Buhari, who doubles as Chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Cybercrime, while speaking on Saturday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital during a live radio program.He insisted that the clamour for governorship ticket to be zoned to a particular senatorial district in the state will not be in the interest of the party.
The APC Senator, while stressing that he believed in the party supremacy, added that the decision of his party would always be binding on him. He, however, advised leaders of the party to carefully create level-playing ground for interested aspirants from all the zones, saying “this will allow credible candidate to emerge.” He said, “Clamour for zoning of the governorship ticket to a particular senatorial district of the state is unconstitutional. The best candidate should be allowed to do the job.” Speaking further, Buhari, who is one of the governorship aspirants under the APC, said his wealth of political experience and academic feat were part of many things that qualified him for the job of the number citizen in the state.
If elected, Buhari promised to “raise the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state significantly within the first 100 days in office without inflicting pains on the citizens”. He noted that the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has raised the bar of governance in the state to a high level, warning that the state should not be allowed to deteriorate again as a result of bad leadership. Speaking on the ongoing reconciliation of the party led by Senator Bola Tinubu, Buhari said “the exercise would be successful because of the respected personality of Tinubu.”
He also urged the electorate to vote for credible and competent candidates that would adequately represent their interests, so as to avoid a repeat of non performance by some elected representatives.