2023: Doubts Over APC Ticket as National Chairman Says No Decision Yet on Zoning

2023: Doubts Over APC Ticket as National Chairman Says No Decision Yet on Zoning

  • Ahead of the presidential primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress, the party is yet to decide on zoning
  • This disclosure was made known by the new national chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on Friday, April 29
  • According to Adamu, such a decision is beyond his capacity as the chairman and the national working committee, rather it rests on the shoulder of the party leadership

The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has said the party has not taken any decision on the zoning of its presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He made this disclosure on Friday, April 29, while responding to questions from State House reporters after presenting the Ekiti APC governorship candidate, Abiodun Oyebanji, to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Adamu said the decision on which part of the country should produce the ruling party candidate was beyond him, Daily Trust reports.

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President Muhammadu Buhari receives in audience Ekiti state APC gubernatorial candidate in State House on Friday, April 29th, 2022, in Abuja. Photo credit: Kayode Fayemi
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Adamu speaks on zoning

While reacting to a question on the zone to produce the presidential candidate, Adamu said:

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“I am today privileged to be the chairman of the party. The party is greater than me. The party has not made a decision and I cannot preempt what the party decision will be.”

Meanwhile, the decision of the ruling party to swap its national offices between the North and the South led to the emergence of Adamu from the North Central as the national chairman.

Speaking on APC forms

The APC national chairman, who defended the expensive presidential and governorship nomination forms, said the party did not regret the decision.

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The Punch also reported that Adamu was accompanied to the Presidential Villa by the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Kebbi State governor and Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Atiku Bagudu; and the National Secretary of the APC, Senator Iyiola Omisore.

2023: APC chieftain predicts who will emerge PDP’s presidential candidate, reveals how his party can win

Controversial Nigerian politician and APC chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode has stated his position on how the 2023 presidential primaries of the APC and the PDP will play out.

Fani-Kayode in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Thursday, April 28 predicted that the opposition party, PDP's presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar will emerge victorious at the party primaries ahead of Governor Nyesom Wike, Senator Bukola Saraki, and Ayodele Fayose.

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He added that the emergence of Atiku will leave the ruling party APC no choice but to field a northern candidate.

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Shehu Sani hints at how APC’s, PDP’s presidential candidates will emerge

Similarly, another popular political figure, Senator Shehu Sani has also given his submissions via Twitter on the outcome of the APC and PDP presidential primaries.

His tweet reads:

“All said and done; the ruling party presidential candidate will be none other than who the president wants, and he shall be called Consensus.
“The opposition presidential candidate will be a product of a deal stroked on the eve, or a product of a bitter primaries.”

Source: Legit.ng

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