Zoning Or Competence; Which Is Paramount?

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With regards to the 2023 general election, Kaduna state Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai said in view weeks ago that competence should firstly be considered in electing political leaders Rather than zoning the position into a particular region in the country. 

After the statement many well known Nigerians criticize and repudiate the statement while some embrace, says ait  way of chosen the right person to take up the mantle of leadership in the political realm.

In your opinion, should competence of whether the person can do the work be firstly considered in electing a political leader or the political position should be zoon to a specific region?

Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Lubem Terzungwe - 2019-08-17 10:13:13

Zoning doesnt really affect competence, a leader doesnt work alone but with the competent hands. thank you.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Obaji ifeanyichukwu - 2019-08-17 10:15:59

In my opinion I will say competence should be considered first 

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Benola Olatunji Majofodun - 2019-08-17 11:03:13

Zoning is not a good idea from the first instance, we can only get a better result from ckmpetence

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Kelly Emmanuel - 2019-08-17 13:01:46

In my opinion, competent should be the Paramount quality people ought to look at for when choosing a leader

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Olayiwola Aliu - 2019-08-17 14:23:50

We need competency in Nigeria not Zoning and more over Zoning in not in Nigeria constitution but it was established by PDD during Obasanjo tenure so that all the tribe will be benefit from the government. 

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Francis Ekezie - 2019-08-17 14:39:55

Thats the mistake people do, they choose base on zone instead of competency.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Benedict Oge - 2019-08-17 16:23:28

Zoning is not a good idea it will cause rift among the various ethnic groups or Geo-political Zones and it will also lead to mediocrity. If we really want to move forward as a Nation competent hands should be at the helm of affairs to ensure effective administration. It does not matter where an individual comes from what matters is how conmpetent he or she is 

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By EDEN JOHNSON TAJINERE - 2019-08-17 16:53:00

I think both is relevant in chosen a leader that should be responsible in leading this nation, competency is number one, to be Fair to all the senatorial districts, we. must adopts the  zoning system.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Eze Aspire - 2019-08-18 20:36:44

I would say zoning and competence at the same time.. that is when you only consider competence most some people will feel marginalised.. but then considering both.. In the zone you can choose competent people

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By David Isaacs - 2019-08-19 14:17:39

The truth be told, there has never been any case of competency in Nigerian politics, everything is done by zoning or godfatherism, this is something we all are aware of, it has been on right from time, and the south and east hasn't benefited from this at all, except for the singular case of Goodluck Jonathan. So therefore, i think the zoning system will have to continue until all the zones that are yet to benefit from it has also had their own share of the leadership table which has been turning for only the Northerners and those in the West for so long. They can't just come up and say it has to stop when they have all enjoy the priviledge for so long, it doesn't make any sense, but rather another way of cheating the south.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Nora Chidera - 2019-08-20 01:56:26

One of the most discussed and misconstrued issues in Nigerian politics today, is the issue of political zoning but whether zoning should override competence in appointing people to public offices. What Nigeria needs now is competence if you check the looks of everything 

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Agav igbadio Solomon - 2019-08-20 08:24:03

Zoning and competence can not be separated and in my own perspective, that particular area something is been zone, there's a competence person willing to contest for such position.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Augustine Odhigu - 2019-08-20 13:24:46

In my candid opinion, zoning and competence should go together side by side. If you are going to do zoning, let the most competent person in that zone be choosen for the job.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Aliu Rabiat Temitope - 2019-08-20 22:15:53

I vote for competence because a competent person has a passion for the job and will do his best to bring a positive change but if it is zoned to a particular region there anybody can be chosen for the job.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Emmanuel George - 2019-08-20 23:52:35

In my own suggestion,I would support the Kaduna state governor. Competency should be considered first before zoning, as long as the person is qualified and capable to do the work he should be given a chance no matter where he comes from.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Julius Titus - 2019-08-21 17:46:46

Competency. Zoning has no place in our constitution. Though it will take us another colonialization for us to differentiate the two because as it stands, our politics is tainted with religions, cultural, ethnic and tribal sentiments which ordinarily should have place in politics. 

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Richard Ejiro - 2019-08-22 10:07:01

Zoning and competence work in hand together, u can not have one and throw the other away.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Kingsley Ochimba - 2019-08-28 11:29:03

U cant stop zoning mid way ...u wait till it has completed the u go with competence 

Every region in nigeria has competent persons ...infant zoning is what united nigeria in 1999 remove zoning and nigeria wont last 20 years

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Adedamola Ronald - 2019-08-30 14:02:30

my opinion, competent should be the Paramount quality people ought to look at for when choosing a leaderWelcome to Gboard clipboard, any text you copy will be saved here.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Michael Eni - 2019-09-03 19:07:46

If we want to grow as a nation, positions should be based on competence and not zoning. What's the essence of allowing someone who has no idea of what to do be in a post all in the name of zoning. If we really continue with this zoning idea, I wonder when we would have good governance.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Deborah Temitope - 2019-09-05 12:24:54

Competence is the KEY,

Why keep a particular post for a set of zones,it not right.... Until we start putting people that are capable of a particular position,the better for us

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Frosh Banks - 2019-09-05 21:46:48

If we want to grow as a nation, positions should be based on competence and not zoning. What's the essence of allowing someone who has no idea of what to do be in a post all in the name of zoning. If we really continue with this zoning idea, I wonder when we would have good governance.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Frosh Banks - 2019-09-05 22:07:31

Zoning is not a good idea it will cause rift among the various ethnic groups or Geo-political Zones and it will also lead to mediocrity. If we really want to move forward as a Nation competent hands should be at the helm of affairs to ensure effective administration. It does not matter where an individual comes from what matters is how conmpetent he or she is 

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By George Belema - 2019-09-18 16:53:45

Nigeria is a multi purpose ethic nation and as that, the power cannot be given to a given people for keeps, talking about a competent person, what has the previous government done so far or what is the present one doing, there are competent people in every zone and so the zoning should continue

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Mmesoma Udeh - 2019-10-05 16:37:31

Zoning is not a good idea it will cause rift among the various ethnic groups or Geo-political Zones and it will also lead to mediocrity. If we really want to move forward as a Nation competent hands should be at the helm of affairs to ensure effective administration. It does not matter where an individual comes from what matters is how conmpetent he or she is 

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Mmesoma Udeh - 2019-10-05 16:38:13

Competency. Zoning has no place in our constitution. Though it will take us another colonialization for us to differentiate the two because as it stands, our politics is tainted with religions, cultural, ethnic and tribal sentiments which ordinarily should have place in politics

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Iyaomiye Olusoji - 2019-10-12 19:19:05

Gone are those days where leadership are given by selection.Number one attribute of a leadership is competence to do the exact job but am sorry our country leadership is by select not by merit.

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Toheeb Opeyemi - 2019-11-01 17:09:14

Zoning is not a good idea it will cause rift among the various ethnic groups or Geo-political Zones and it will also lead to mediocrity. If we really want to move forward as a Nation competent hands should be at the helm of affairs to ensure effective administration. It does not matter where an individual comes from what matters is how conmpetent.......

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By Attamah Chukwuka - 2019-11-22 22:20:58

Zoning or no zoning of the 2023 general election cannot change anything in the country because we are covered with different ethnic groups with different opinions. Once the person is elected, he will continue to take the footsteps others took because there are people who were there before they took over

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Zoning or competence; which is Paramount? - By ilolo Uyoyoghene - 2019-11-27 02:29:49

That's the big mistake we all make,we take zoning in place of Competence .to me what I prefer out of Zoning and Competence because zoning is just based on a specific area while competence has to do with things we are capable of doing but in the area and anywhere

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