All Progressives Congress, APC, has revealed that the ruling party has not zoned the leadership positions for the 10th National Assembly.The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka disclosed this in a statement issued Thursday night.He said any report to the contrary did not emanate from the party, adding that any decision made in that regard would be made public.Morka noted: “The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to versions of zoning arrangements for the 10th National Assembly leadership positions in circulation in sections of social media.“The information did not emanate from the Party and should be disregarded.“To be clear, the Party has yet to zone positions of leadership of the 10th National Assembly. Any decisions made in that regard will be duly communicated via the Party’s official information channels.”
Meanwhile, barring any last minute change, the position of the Senate president would be zoned to the South-south.A source who preferred anonymity added that the position of the Speaker would be zoned to North-West, while the South-west would produce Deputy Speaker.The source said that at the moment, Senator Godswill Akpabio is favoured by the president-elect to become the next Senate President, while Jibril Barau would be the Deputy Senate President.The source said meetings and consultations would continue to ensure that an agreeable zoning formula is reached to prevent acrimony within the party.
He said: “The North Central may likely produce the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.“The Senate President will be zoned to South-south, the Deputy Senate President will be zoned to North-West. The Speaker will be zoned to North-West and the South-west is being considered for Deputy Speaker. Discussion will continue.”