ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says it has not officially zoned leadership positions for the 10th National Assembly.
This was disclosed by the party Spokesman, Felix Morka, on Friday.
Morka 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.”
Meanwhile, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu and leaders of the APC, have began to weighe options for the best candidate.
At separate and joint meetings with the party members present, Tinubu discussed the composition of the leadership of the 10th NASS as part of efforts to reach a possible consensus.
Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly is expected to start on 13 June tentatively, two weeks after the inauguration of Tinubu and Shettima at the Eagle Square.
The top four positions are expected to be shared among the four regions outside the South-West and North-East where Tinubu and Shettima hail from.
It was gathered that the Senate Presidency may go to the South-South (a Christian), while the Speakership may go to the North-West (a Muslim).
The North-Central is being considered for the Deputy Senate Presidency, while a South-Easterner may become the next Deputy Speaker.
Godswill Akpabio is vying for Senate Presidency though he faces opposition by those still angry about how he became the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate despite being a first timer.
The Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, is also interested but there are factors against him. This is because his region produced the least votes for the APC, and he initially wanted Lawan as the presidential candidate.