Good Governance more important than Zoning says Ex Speaker


Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has said that good governance is far more important to Nigerians than the issue of zoning.

He made this disclosure at the Save Democracy Conference, organised by the Jonathan Youth Vanguard (Joy 2011) in Abuja recently. He stressedthat when equity, fairness, justice and good governance exists, there will be no need for zoning principle.

Speaking in the same vain, the organizer of Joy 2011, Mr. Turnah Alabah George, explained that there is need to deepen Nigeria's democracy in order to achieve sustainable development, good governance and accountability.

According to him, June 12, 1993 was widely acclaimed to be the most credible and freest election Nigeria ever conducted, adding that the significance of the Save Democracy Conference and June 12 is certainly a reawakening of our collective consciousness to support President Jonathan to achieve the lofty goals of making every vote count in the country.

In his speech, Prince Nwuche, urged Nigerian youths to renew their hopes and determination towards having a strong democracy, noting that the June 12, 1993 election remains a major reference point in the nation's history.

"Nigerians shunned tribalism, ethnicity and religion, and voted for people that they believed in. The joint muslim ticket of Chief Abiola and Alhaji Kingibe was victorious in the election that was conducted on the basis of option A4 demostrated that if determined, Nigerians can conduct free, fair and credible elections," he added,”he said.