Just In: APC to decide who fills Senate presidency, other positions in National Assembly

Just In: APC to decide who fills Senate presidency, other positions in National Assembly

- The APC has started working on zoning the positions in the National Assembly

- Sources said that the inconclusive governorship elections in some states is the reason the party is delaying its decision to zone

- Returning senators and members-elects are all competing for the various positions that are open for zoning

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be deciding on zoning the various offices in the National Assembly next week Tuesday, March 26.

It should be recalled that APC got the majority seats in both the Senate and House of Representatives in the just concluded 2019 elections, Daily Trust reports.

Some sources said the ruling party would decide on zoning soon. The significant positions to be zoned are Senate president, speaker, deputy Senate president, and deputy speaker.

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It was also gathered that the only thing delaying the APC from taking a decision on the zoning are the inconclusive governorship elections in Bauchi, Kano, Benue, Sokoto, Plateau, and Adamawa states.

Some senators, both returning and members-elect, have shown interest for the open positions, with some saying they would go with whatever the party decides.

The strong contenders among those eyeing the Senate president seat are Senate leader Ahmad Lawan (Yobe), Mohammed Ali Ndume (Borno), Mohammed Danjuma Goje (Gombe) and Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa).

Also, those contending for seats in the house are House leader Femi Gbajabiamila (Lagos), Ahmed Idris Wase (Plateau), Mohammed Tahir Monguno (Borno), Abdulrazak Namdas (Adamawa), Aminu Suleiman (Kano), Babangida Ibrahim (Katsina) and Umar Bago (Niger).

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is allegedly opposed to his wife Senator Oluremi's ambition to become deputy Senate president in the 9th National Assembly.

According to report, Tinubu is more interested in Lagos state producing the incoming speaker of the House of Representatives, a position Femi Gbajabiamila, the incumbent majority leader of the House of Reps, is seriously eyeing.

Legit.ng gathered that credible sources said it was impossible for Lagos state to produce both the deputy Senate president and the speaker of the House of Representatives in the same dispensation.

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