APC meeting ends in deadlock, leaders fail to agree on zoning

It was revealed that leaders of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday failed to reach a decision on the zoning of political offices.
They met at the Rivers State Governors’ Lodge at Asokoro, Abuja all through Wednesday night and the early hours of Thursday.
The leaders however adjourned the meeting after considering the party’s performance in the last general elections as well as the way forward for this week’s re-run elections in Abia, Imo and Taraba states.
It was learnt that they felt more consultations were needed before a final decision could be taken on position sharing.
A highly placed member of the party, who spoke with newsmen about the meeting, explained that the APC leadership was only being meticulous.
The member, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the issues discussed at the meeting , said, “We have to be careful in dealing with such sensitive issues because we must carry everybody along to eliminate the possibility of having aggrieved members who could be used by our opponents.
“If you remember, the President-elect, (Muhammadu Buhari) has promised to be the President of those who voted for and against him and even those who did not vote. And in keeping with this promise, we want to come up with what is fair to all like we have done so far. We may meet again today(Thursday) or tomorrow(today).”
It was however gathered that the APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, was mandated to meet with the serving and elected lawmakers of the party to feel their pulse on the zoning of the principal offices in the National Assembly.
The meeting which was scheduled for Thursday was postponed for an undisclosed reason


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