The All Progressive Congress (APC), may experience some feud in its zoning policy. The decision to zone the leadership position and speakership to the North-east and South-west may be justified as a case of prejudice to the people of South-east.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has come up with the decision to have the senate president come from the north-east, while the south-west to be compensated with the position of speaker for the House of representative.
Already, all plans seems to be “done and dusted” by the ruling party. There are strong indications the duo of Senator Ahmad Lawwan, who hails from the North-east would take the position of the senate president, while Femi Gbajabiamila from South-west was rewarded with the position of speaker of the house for the green chambers.
If Nigerians would see another twist of fate in the incoming 9th assembly is the talking point.
In the 8th assembly, Nigerians saw how things played out. The initial plan of APC’s zoning arrangement came to futility as Bukola Saraki from North-Central (Kwara) and Yakubu Dogara from the North-East (Bauchi) emerged as the Senate President and Speaker, however, shattering the already plan.
Some senators in the house were blamed for the act however, were described as “Betrayers” by APC.
The zoning formula APC introduced in 2015 which saw their plans thwarted is what they are still working with.
In a statement by one of the national committee members he said “the party will stick to the same zoning formula it adopted in 2015 especially since President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are returned for another term”.
Similarly, the leadership of the APC is reported to be having series of meetings in Abuja to agree on a zoning formula for the six presiding and principal officers of the Senate ahead of the inauguration of the National Assembly in June.
The respected offices include two presiding officers namely Senate President and Deputy Senate President, while the four principal officers are Senate Leader, Deputy Senate Leader, Senate Chief Whip and Senate Deputy Whip.