Confusion grips APC over zoning of party offices

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Confusion grips APC over zoning of party offices

There is growing confusion within the ruling All Progressives Congress APC over the purported decision of Governors of the party to zone the national chairmanship to the North Central ahead of the February 26 national convention.

Confusion grips APC over zoning of party offices

A section of the media had on Wednesday quoted insider sources as saying the governors also agreed to zone the office of the national secretary to the South East.

Multiple party sources however told Vanguard on Wednesday that the governors never concluded on the issue of zoning.

“Yes, they (Governors) met but they could not resolve on the zoning. Although many who spoke were in support of zoning the chairmanship position to North Central, but it was not concluded yet.

 

“It is after they have convinced the southern Governors and they have accepted it that we can say the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF has zoned the position. If anyone tells you anything otherwise, let him mention the names of the Governors in that meeting and also mention whoever addressed the press. In such meetings, the Chairman of the PGF would address the press and open up on the decision of his forum. But for now, nothing like that”, a close source at the PGF hinted.

Also, a party source who prefers to be anonymous, said, though the PGF has the right to suggest to the committee or proffer advice, just like any other group or organ in the party, but that the Governors had not written to the Committee on zoning.

“I understand their Tuesday’s meeting on zoning ended in deadlock, so don’t let anyone deceive you. Come to think of it, why would they zone a position to North Central and sat there immediately and picked only one aspirant? Is Akume the only aspirant from North Central? Why would they ask those from the South to go home and meet with aspirants and bring candidates for Deputy National Chairman and Secretary, but in the case of chairmanship, they said they have picked a particular person?

“I don’t believe such cock and bull story and I think nobody would even believe it. We have channels of communication at our party. APC is a ruling party that has everything. The Progressive Governors that I know, are very experienced and principled. They would not want to send such a sensitive message to the CECPC via pages of newspapers.”

•Vanguard