In a recent interview with Arise , Former Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, revealed that the constitution of the country didn’t state that a certain religion should occupy a particular political position in the country. He boldly stated that, “I haven’t seen where it is stated in the constitution that a particular religion must be senate president.”
Recall that, Abdulaziz Yari is a contender for the position of Senate President in the country and the All Progressive Congress APC have decided that since their President-elect and vice President-elect are Muslim then the position Senate President should be given to a Christian.
In contrast to the All Progressive Congress view, Abdulaziz strongly believes that the constitution does not recognize religion as a criterion for holding any political office, only the right to practice one’s religion. He alleged that if the president decides to form a Muslim-Muslim ticket, it is solely the prerogative of the President and the executive.
He said, “I haven’t seen where it is stated in the constitution that a particular religion must be senate president. The constitution doesn’t even recognize religion as a criterion to hold any political office. What the constitution only recognizes is the right to religion. If the president decides to do a Muslim-Muslim ticket, that is the business of the President and the executive.”
We urge readers to share their thoughts and engage in a meaningful dialogue about the topic discussed in the article to foster a diverse range of perspectives and collective understanding.
Leave a Comment