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I’ll neutralise PDP’s zoning formula –Jibril

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Mrs Sarah Jibril, has said she is in the 2011 presidential race to neutralise the zoning controversy of the party.

Jibril told newsmen in Abuja, on Wednesday, that she was a mother who understood the problem of Nigeria as above ethnicity and geo-political interests.

“I am staying on as a zoning neutraliser. I am staying on as mother who understands the problems of the North and the problems of the South.

“The PDP needs a candidate who will get votes from the North, South, West, East, Christians, Muslims and traditionalists,” Jibril said.

The four-time presidential aspirant said she was a solution provider to Nigeria, adding that there had been a raging argument among the regions over zoning without giving women aspirants adequate attention.

She said the nation’s politics was marginalising women, thereby undermining the values of the family which the women represented, adding that the country could not progress without

”It has always been an argument between the regions on which one should produce the president, but the issue of helping female aspirants hardly comes to the fore.

“No nation can move forward without women participation in politics; yet they are margina-lising women, thereby marginalising the values of the family,” Jibril said.

The Kwara-born politician advised the PDP to emphasise on the character of candidates, adding that “if money is always made the criteria,

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