All Progressive Congress (APC) party through its Extra-Ordinary /Caretaker Convention planning Committee (CECPC) has yesterday slammed a purported list indicating how the party has zoned elective public offices ahead of the 2023 general election as well as the National Working Committee.
The party secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, rubbished the purported list in Abuja yesterday.
He said, “People who are interested in running for one office or the other can speculate. As far as I am concerned, in the last caretaker committee meeting we had, we did not discuss that.
Akpanodeodehe added, “That is not what we are concerned with now. What we are concerned with is data collection: how to collect data without making mistakes.
He disclosed that the APC will not tear the sentiment lane and cannot be intimidated or pressured into that, saying the caretaker alone cannot decide for the party unilaterally, people like President Buhari, being the leader of the party and other major stakeholders must partake in the decision making before a decision will be reached.
The party secretary explained, “The list is not from us (caretaker committee). The President is not in town. There is no way such a decision will be taken without consulting with the President; consulting 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.”
The said list has been going around on social media since yesterday with the caption ‘APC announces zoning arrangement ahead of 2023 election year…APC 2023 presidential ticket zoning and National Working Committee.’
The list indicated that the president has been zoned to the south come 2023, Vice president to the north; Senate president South; Deputy Senate president North; House of Reps Speaker, North, House of Reps Deputy Speaker, North.