The deputy Senate leader and senator representing Kwara South senatorial district, Senator Lola Ashiru, has said zoning arrangement would not be considered in the 2027 governorship race in the state.
Ashiru who said this during an interview with newsmen in Offa said the governorship position would be contested among all the three zones in the state come 2027.
“Zoning arrangements had never been a consideration in selection of governorship candidates in the state. Governorship is never zoned in Kwara State. Anybody who wants to become governor must be prepared to work hard and campaign hard to convince people for people to vote for him or her.
“I sympathise with Kwara North that it’s been long aside from the time of Sha’aba Lafiagi Lafiagi, he was not given governorship of Kwara State on zoning. He fought, worked hard and campaigned for it. He bargained for it. You can’t tell me to vote for you if you don’t come to me. And I’ll ask you what is there for my community.
“Any of the governorship aspirants that comes to me, I’ll ask him what’s on the table for my community. This is about negotiation, bargain, politics. Positions are never zoned. There’s nowhere we’ve zoned position of governorship,” he said.