APC Chairman Abdullahi Adamu

APC yet to zone NASS leadership positions – Chairman

Tope Omogbolagun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has described fake, reports of the zoning arrangements in the National Assembly.

Adamu declared this while addressing journalists casting his vote at his Keffi, Nasarawa State, country home on Saturday.

He was reacting to a news report that Senator Barau Jibrin was being favoured to emerge as the Senate President because the APC had zoned the Senate Presidency to the North West.

The reports which were published by major newspapers on Saturday claimed that the APC had finally opted to zone the Senate Presidency position to the North West geopolitical zone, making the “odds to clearly favour Senator Barau Jibrin.”

The report claimed that the decision on zoning was reached on Friday night by the leadership of the APC after consulting with the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

“The decision takes pre-eminence over earlier suggestions in some quarters to zone the position to the South,” it further claimed.

Adamu, however, debunked the report saying, “The report about the zoning arrangements for the 10th National Assembly is fake news. We have not done any zoning.

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“I have said it times without a number since Monday. I am still saying the same thing. No zoning has been established yet and agreed to.

“No zoning has been made public. Anybody who is saying anything is spreading a rumour. It’s a wishful rumour.”

Also in a statement titled, “APC Yet To Zone Key 10th National Assembly Positions,” signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, on Saturday, the APC described stories of the zoning arrangements, as false and misleading.

Morka said, “The attention of the All Progressives Congress has been drawn to a report circulating on social media on purported zoning of key positions of the incoming 10th National Assembly. The report is false and misleading and should be disregarded in its entirety.

“The Party has not made any decision on the zoning of positions or offices of the 10th Assembly.

“As soon as a decision is made on zoning, it will be made public through the Party’s official communications channel.”

The leadership of the party had met with the Senators-elects and members of the House of Representatives-elect on Monday where the APC leaders told the lawmakers-elect to go and face the governorship and House of Assembly elections.

The Vice-president-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, after the meeting, told journalists that Tinubu had no anointed candidate for the senate presidency or any other leadership position in the 10th Assembly.

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