APC to set up committee on sharing formula for political appointments

APC to set up committee on sharing formula for political appointments

- The National Working Committee of the APC may come with a sharing formula for appointments soon

- The formula is to help in the representation of all the six geo-political zones in the country so no one region feels left out

- Report has it that President Buhari charged the NWC to come up with the formula to help him run an inclusive government

There is a strong pointer that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may set up a committee to look at how political appointments into federal cabinet and other positions can be shared among the six geo-political zones.

The party’s national committee is expecting to work on a formula that would have the interest of all the zones without any of them feeling cheated, The Guardian reports.

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The party is putting this in place to avoid the repeat of what happened in 2015 where the geo-political zones said they were not properly considered.

It was also gathered that the party may institute the committee anytime from next week as the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who has not been around could return to the country before then.

Sources also said President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the committee to bring out a formula before Wednesday, May 29.

It was also gathered that the position of the speaker of House may be given to the north-central and perhaps a Christian candidate too, as opposed to the southwest region.

The decision to take the position of the speaker to the North central is probably because Buhari is from the northwest and also a Muslim.

It was learnt that the party may give the position of the Senate leader to the south-south region, while the southeast is likely to get the post of deputy speaker if everything works out as planned.

The source also said that the intense need to come up with a sharing formula as soon as possible may not be unconnected to the fact that the president is interested in how different positions in the National Assembly are filled.

A source close to the party also said that the president is really interested in running a government that involves all from the geo-political zones, hence he has tasked the NWC to come up with a formula.

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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the APC was under pressure from politicians and lawmakers from the northeast and north central geopolitical zones to allow them decide on who becomes the Senate president for the ninth assembly.

Some very popular APC senators-elects and some former governors were also pushing for the seat and other positions to be zoned to their areas.

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