10th NASS: APC picks Akpabio, Tajudeen as Senate President, Speaker

THE National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned the leadership positions of the 10th Assembly.

The NWC committee nominated Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom, South-South, as the Senate President and Abass Tajudeen, Kaduna, North-West, as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

This was disclosed by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, on Monday, May 8.

In the same vein, the NWC nominated Barau Jibrin from Kano, North-West, as Deputy Senate President and Ben Kalu, Abia, South-East, as Deputy Speaker.

The endorsement of the zoning formula for the 10th National Assembly followed a meeting held by the NWC on Monday to discuss the results of discussions and meetings with Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, and other stakeholders.

“The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met today, Monday, May 8, 2023 to consider reports of consultations and meetings held with the President-Elect, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, other Party leaders and stakeholders on zoning arrangement for 10th National Assembly leadership positions.

“The NWC noted with respect the outcome of the meetings held between the President-Elect and the leadership of the NWC. The NWC called for further and better consultation with necessary stakeholders in order to assure the support of the aspirants to the National Assembly leadership positions and members of the Party nationwide,” Morka said.



    The party urged its leaders, members, and all Nigerians to continue to work for the peace and progress of the country during and beyond the current period of leadership transition.

    Meanwhile, the South-East Senate caucus has advised the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to zone the position of Senate President to the region.

    The South-East senators warned that Tinubu should be “conscious of the grave implications of zoning and endorsing a candidate for the position of Senate President from the South-South without any regard for the South-East as such a move will serve as a recipe for an injustice which will culminate to restiveness”.

    Senator Ifeanyi Uba, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the Caucus, stated that the South-East senators are pleading with the incoming President to be aware of the current situation in Nigeria and ensure that the nation continues to prosper based on equality, unity, and justice.

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