APC's zoning arrangement under threat ahead of national convention

APC's zoning arrangement under threat ahead of national convention

- APC had, at its last National Executive Committee meeting, agreed that positions should be retained in states and regions where they were previously zoned

- However, some governors are reportedly making moves to take over positions outside of those zoned to them in ambitious moves to guarantee their return to office in 2019

- Some party leaders are also eyeing positions at the national level in the bid to put the party in a new direction that they believe is the right path

The zoning arrangement prepared by the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) National Executive Committee has come under serious threat from ambitions of some state governors and leaders of the party who want to keep certain positions to themselves.

Punch reports that as a result of the ambitions, leaders and governors in the ruling party are set for a showdown over the control of its national structure as the national convention draws nearer.

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According to the reports, governors who already had their way at the ward, local government and state levels have reportedly also set plans in motion to take control of the party structure at the federal level in the bid to guarantee their return tickets in 2019.

APC governors

APC governors pose for a photograph with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; some of them are reportedly eyeing positions at the ruling party's national level.

But these governors have opposing them some party leaders who want to take over the party’s national structure in the bid to put it on what they called the ‘right path’.

The ambitions and moves of these two sides are said to be against the arrangement agreed upon by the party at its last National Executive Committee meeting, where it was approved that national party positions would be retained in the zones, or in the states where they were located.

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But reports say that the simple arrangement is being flouted by some governors who are not only interested in keeping the positions zoned to their states, but also taking charge of their zones.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has put the ruling APC and other political parties on alert over an impending lawsuit from him.

He reiterated his opposition to the sale of nomination forms to aspirants for elective office, by political parties in the country.

Consequently, the legal luminary and human rights activist has threatened to take legal action against political parties, for this practice.

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Source: Legit.ng

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