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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saraki And Akume Lose Out On Senate Presidency As North-east Get Slot

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APC zones Senate presidency to North-East, Speakership to South West

Following resolutions at the APC leadership meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, April 21; which mandated the party to come up with a more acceptable zoning formula, there are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come up with a new zoning arrangement.

The new zoning structure, a copy of which was seen by our correspondent, takes cognisance of performance, integrity, legislative experience and ranking in considering candidates for National Assembly positions.


The new zoning formula cedes the Senate Presidency to the North-east while the Speaker goes to the South-west.

The position of Senate Leader went to the North-west while the deputy Senate President went to North-central.

Stakeholders privy to the new zoning formula from the North west and North east expressed delight with the new arrangement while some members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) who know of the new arrangement but not mandated to speak said: “the new zoning formula is with our leaders. We only await directives to make it public.”

Meanwhile, three lawmakers eyeing the Senate Presidency from the North central are yet to respond to journalists enquiries on the party’s new zoning arrangement.

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