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Former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar has said that zoning in the legislature is not constitutional.

He said anybody from any part of the country can assume any position.

Yari disclosed this at his Talata-Mafara country home while fielding questions from newsmen, saying that the legislature is an arm of government on its own.

He said that members of the National Assembly have a way of selecting their leaders irrespective of tribe and religion.

“The constitution allows anyone to seek any position irrespective of tribe or religion, since one has the support of his colleagues”, he added.

The former Governor explained that winning election to him is not a do or die affair, pointing out that he will accept defeat if he is defeated in the Senate presidency race.

“So, I may be the next Senate president by the special grace of God if the Almighty Allah permits me to be,” he said.

Speaking further, the senator-elect advised his teeming supporters to be law-abiding and respect constituted authorities as prescribed by Islam.

“We are not fighting a political war with our opponents but we just want to show that we are politically mature to handle political issues in the State.

“Remain calm and be watching the political movement in the State because the end result will expose every political misbehaviour in the State,” he noted.

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