APC Denies Zoning Senate President to North-Central
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied a report that its National Working Committee (NWC) met on Monday night and decided to zone the presidency of the Senate to Nigeria’s north central zone and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the southwest.
In a statement released today, the party said nothing of the sort reported by some media happened.
The statement, which was issued in Abuja by the APC’s national secretary, Mai Mala Buni, disclosed that the party was deeply embarrassed by the report. It speculated that the report was apparently planted in the media to sow the seeds of instability in the party.
“The NWC never discussed the issue of zoning at its meeting,” the statement remarked. It added, “Therefore, the report of its decision on zoning is a figment of the imagination of whoever concocted the story.”
The party said nothing had changed, adding that President-elect Muhammadu Buhari had indicated his readiness to work with anyone from any part of the country who earns any of the principal offices of the incoming National Assembly, including the Senate Presidency and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.