2023: APC denies zoning presidency to Southern Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied endorsing any zonal arrangement ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Conference Planning Committee made its position known while disowning a zoning checklist of national officers and political positions for the 2023 presidential election.

The National Secretary Caretaker Committee of APC, John Akpanudoedehe, made the denial in a statement he issued yesterday.

A list had gone viral on social media with the title “APC announces zoning arrangement ahead of 2023 election year”.

In the listing, the party was stated to have zoned the nation’s presidency and senate presidency to the South, while its National Chairmanship was zoned to the North.

Nevertheless, Akpanudoedehe, whereas dismissing the record, stated: “People who find themselves fascinated by working for one office or the other can speculate. As far as I’m concerned, at the last Caretaker Committee meeting we had, we did not discuss that.

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“That is not what we’re concerned with now. What we’re involved with is information assortment. Learn how to acquire knowledge without making errors.

“We’re not going to be pressurized by sentiments and then we do the flawed thing.

“Let me say that zoning will not be 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). There is no way such a decision will be taken without consulting with the President, consulting with the governors and other major stakeholders.

“Folks should disregard the list. We’re centred on delivering our mandate and we’re to do it right”

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