- The controversies over where the APC will zone its presidential ticket in 2023 election is still on
- One of the founding fathers of the party have spoken on how the issue will be resolved
- Dr Chris Ngige, former Anambra governor and ex-senator who represented the central zone has given his thoughts on the issue
The minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won’t speak on the zoning arrangement of the party until 2021.
Ngige, a former governor of Anambra state, is reputed to be one of the founding fathers of the ruling party.
He told Punch newspaper nine among those of them who founded the APC were still in the party and that they would speak at the appropriate time.
“We will speak next year after we would have done the APC caucus meeting on it. Caucus will agree that we speak on it publicly.”
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the APC would take the important decision on where its 2023 presidential candidate would come from in June 2021.
Sources in the party had declared that if the north gets the slot of the national chairman of the party during the national convention of the party, the presidential candidate of the party would come from the south and vice versa.
Meanwhile, a recent media report indicates that a new power bloc has emerged in the APC ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
According to the report, the recent dissolution of states’ executive structures of the APC seemed like a hijack of the party structures and an indication that the battle within its ranks for the 2023 elections would be stormy.
In a related development, the caretaker chairman of the APC in Lagos state, Mr. Tunde Balogun, has disclosed that the founding fathers of the party had an agreement in 2014 that the southwest geopolitical zone will produce the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and many other founding fathers of the ruling party entered into the agreement at the time.
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