2023 Zoning formula: Buni disowns fake document

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Yobe State Governor and Acting Chairman, All Progressives Congress Convention and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni
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2023 Zoning formula: Buni disowns fake document

Yobe State Governor and National Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni, has again denounced a purported 2023 zoning formula that went viral on Tuesday night, describing it as fake news.

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The poorly-contrived 2023 zoning formula had been in existence for nearly a year now, and fake news marchants continue to regurgitate it via obscure blogs and the WhatsApp platform to mislead the public.

Reacting to the publication on Wednesday, Buni in a statement signed by his Director General, Press, and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed urged the public to disregard the purported list.

Part of the statement reads; “His Excellency has in clear and unambiguous terms denied the said list, saying, it is false, baseless, unfounded, misleading and has nothing to do with him.

Part of the statement reads; “His Excellency has in clear and unambiguous terms denied the said list, saying, it is false, baseless, unfounded, misleading and has nothing to do with him.

The Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee said the party has not taken any decision at any fora on anything relating to the zoning of offices.

“The publication is just a figment of the author’s imagination that has nothing to do with the Chairman and the party.

“The public is hereby urged to disregard the purported list as it is misleading and completely false.

“Governor Buni urges the press to resist unverified stories and rumours, and to always verify all issues related to the party assuring that the doors of the party are always open.”

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When asked to authenticate the said list, Nationa secreytary, Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, said the current leadership did not discuss such arrangements at the last Caretaker Committee meeting.

“People who are interested in running for one office or the other can speculate. As far as I am concerned, the last Caretaker Committee meeting we had, we did not discussed that. That is not what we are concerned with now. What we are concerned with is data collection. Hoe to collect data without making mistake.

“We are not going to be pressurized by sentiment and we do the wrong thing

“Let me say that zoning is not for the Caretaker Committee alone. It has to do with the President, it has to do with other major stakeholders, it has to do with a lot of people.

“I want to mute the speculation. The list is not from us (Caretaker Committee). The President is not in town. There is no way such decision will be taking without consulting with the President, consult with the governors and other major stakeholders.

“People should disregard the list. We are focused on delivering our mandate and we are to do it rightly