The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed reports in the social media that it has arrived at a zoning formula for the offices in its National Working Committee (NWC) ahead of its planned national convention.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena in a statement Tuesday in Abuja, said zoning of party offices was never part of the agenda at Monday’s inaugural meeting of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee.
He said; “A purported zoning arrangement for the planned national convention of All Progressives Congress (APC) which has gone viral in the social media is fake.
“Party members, supporters, stakeholders and indeed the general public are advised to disregard the fake news.
“The inaugural meeting of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC) which held at the APC national secretariat on Monday did not discuss or issue the fake zoning arrangement for the planned national convention.”
According to Nabena, if and when a zoning arrangement is made for the planned convention it will be officially communicated and publicised.
Meanwhile, the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC) of the APC has approved the appointment of former President of the Senate, Ken Nnamani and Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello to chair the party’s reconciliation committees for Edo and Ondo states, respectively.
A statement Tuesday by the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the approval was in line with the process of true reconciliation among leaders and members of the party at all levels, announced by the National Chairman of the Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Other members of the Edo state reconciliation committee are; Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of State Labour, Fetus Keyamo, Prof. Tahir Mamman, Mrs. Margaret Okadigbo, Barr. Sanusi Musa and Hon. Abdul-Rahman Kawu Sumaila who will serve as Secretary.
Members of the Ondo state reconciliation committee are; Sen. Adamu Aliero, Sen. Bamidele Opeyemi, Gambo Magaji, Mr. Jasper Azuwatalum, Hajiya Binta Muazu, Hon. Iquo Inyang and Mr. Shina Pellar as Secretary.