- The leadership of the APC will meet to take a decision on the leadership of the 9th Assembly
- A member of the party's National Working Committee also disclosed that there would be no repeat of what happened in 2015 where lawmakers defied the directives of the ruling party
- Already, three geopolitical zones are clamouring for the Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives positions
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will on Monday, March 25, meet to take a decision on the leadership of the 9th Assembly, a member of the NWC, reportedly says.
According to New Telegraph, the meeting would be held to decide on the zoning of the positions for the leadership of the National Assembly.
The source said: “The NWC would meet on Monday (today) to take decision on zoning of NASS leadership. Our meeting on Monday will centre on the leadership of the NASS. That is what we will look at and discuss. Once we agree on the zoning, we will present it to the President.
"Already, three geopolitical zones are clamouring for the Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives positions."
According to him, there would be no repeat of what happened in 2015 where lawmakers defied the directives of the ruling party in the selection of leaders in the National Assembly.
“I can assure you that as it is done in advanced democracies and in any true democracy under a presidential government where the majority party forms the leadership of the house with the knowledge of the party, that is what is going to happen. This did not happen in 2015, no matter what the issues were, but now this will happen," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that ahead of the inauguration of the 9th Senate and House of Representatives in June, several lawmakers of the APC have indicated their interest to lead the new National Assembly.
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APC chieftains and stakeholders from Oyo state and the northeast are lobbying for House of Representatives’ and Senate president’s positions in the 9th National Assembly.
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