The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, has said that rotating or shifting power from time to time would help consolidate Nigeria’s Federation.
The Governor, who was a former speaker of the House of Representatives said he supported power rotation, adding that it does not violate the constitution of Nigeria.
In an interactive session with journalists at the Katsina Government House, Masari stated, “I am a member of the Northern Governors’ Forum. But let me make my position very clear. This constitution is made for us and not us for the constitution. Yes the constitution did not say you must shift or rotate power. So, If you do, does that mean you have violated the Constitution? If you collectively decide to elect a president from any part of this country, have you violated the constitution?”
“I still believe as a principle not as a law that until such a time when we have a stable politics, I think rotation or shifting power from time to time will help to consolidate our federation. I support it. So, I still maintain my stand.
“So, I think the fact of the matter is that we have to understand that the constitution is made to guide us and there are certain positions, by taking them, you are not compromising the constitution, nor are you breaking the law. So my position remains the same. I do believe in the power shift,”