The All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted media claims that it zoned the leadership positions for the 10th NASS to specific geopolitical regions of the nation.
The president-elect, Bola Tinubu, passionately opposed the proposal to microzone the senate presidency of the forthcoming 10th National Assembly to the south-south geographical zone of the country, according to a report in Vanguard.
In a statement provided to Vanguard in response to the development, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, refuted the reports and insisted that the ruling party has not yet designated the leadership posts for the 10th National Assembly.
Morka noted that such reports being circulated on social media did not emanate from the party.
He said, “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.”
A few senators from different geo-political zone of the country have indicated interest to lead the Senate, with former governor of Akwa Ibom, Godwill Akpabio, ex-governor of Abia Orji Uzo Kalu believed to be front liners in the quest to lead the 10th Senate