Tinubu’s absence stalls zoning of key positions in the 10th NASS – APC NWC Member

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The absence of the country’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu, has slowed the zoning of important positions in the 10th National Assembly.
According to a member of the All Progressives Congress’ National Working Committee (NWC), there may be an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) upon Tinubu’s return to the nation.

According to an APC official who spoke with the Saturday Sun, important decisions will be made at the meeting.

The APC chieftain stated that the contest for Senate President has been narrowed down to the Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

He went on to say that Tinubu’s men are already shortlisting names of potential candidates for top National Assembly posts, but that no decision has been made.

“Those names that are circulating as having been endorsed are false,” the NWC member stated. The APC and Tinubu have yet to adopt a position on zoning. This will be completed as soon as Tinubu returns from his trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia.

“To be honest, I’m not sure who will be endorsed.” However, I am aware that the contest is between Kalu and Akpabio. Every other candidate is acting, and they are aware of it.”

He added that more people favor South East in the computation because the zone in the 9th Assembly does not occupy any presiding office.

As a gesture of goodwill, the APC chieftain stated that there is discussion about providing the South East a sense of belonging.

He disclosed that, rather than excluding the South East as President Muhammadu Buhari has done, the incoming Tinubu administration may embrace them.

“South East is tops in the thinking,” the source continued. Many individuals are sympathetic to wooing the zone. We believe that if the region is completely integrated, the APC will acquire more parliamentary and governorship seats in the coming years.”

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