Politics NASS Leadership: APC set to unveil Zoning Arrangement ― Onilu Published 4 weeks ago on April 15, 2019 By Lanre Oloyede Share Tweet National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu, has said that the party would soon unveil its zoning arrangement for all principal positions of the 9th Assembly which is expected to be inaugurated in June. Nigerian Pilot had earlier reported that the leadership of APC had opted for Zoning to fill all vacant principal offices in the incoming assembly vowing it would not share any of the positions with the opposition parties. This followed the decision of the party’s stakeholders to zone the position of Senate President to the Northeast while endorsing Senator Ahmed Lawan from Yobe State as its anointed choice. The party has however been receiving knocks from analysts and members of the public over its silence on the zoning of the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and all other principal offices for both chambers of the national assembly. Reacting, Onilu in a statement disclosed that the party will soon make public its zoning arrangement. He said: “Our party will soon release the zoning arrangements for the principal positions of the incoming 9th National Assembly. “The party will also make its position clear in the coming days on the principal positions in the House of Representatives.” Amidst report that its anointed candidate for the position of Senate President, Senator Lawan has been holding nocturnal meetings with lawmakers in the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Onilu maintained that there was nothing untoward in his anointed candidate consultations with PDP senators-elect and by extension, top chieftains of the PDP. “We are inundated with reports of our members in the National Assembly holding consultations with members of the opposition over the election of leaders into the 9th National Assembly. Let me state that our party has no objection to such consultations. It is a normal democratic practice world over to stretch hands across the divides. “And contrary to some media reports, the actions of our members do not contradict the party’s position. APC has a comfortable majority in both chambers, therefore; we have the number to produce the leadership. “But democracy recognizes the importance of the opposition, especially when you do not have two-third which would be required at some very critical situations. For us as a ruling party, we understand that a stable and peaceful National Assembly would enhance our capacity to deliver more for the people of Nigeria. “So the party is not averse to negotiation by Senator Ahmed Lawan and our other Senators-elect working to fulfill the position taken by our party,” Onilu said. 660 total views, 5 views today Related Posts NASS leadership: Group faults APC on zoningBuhari Youth Organisation, BYO, in collaboration with youth support groups in the North Central, has… Stalemate in Enugu APC leadership crisisFederal High court sitting in Enugu, presided over by Justice A.M. Liman, yesterday failed to… Benue youths stop Ortom from meeting with APC leadership…Youths won’t vote him if he fails to defect ...Says APC Miyetti Allah’s party COALITION… Related Topics: Up Next 2019 polls: Traditional rulers, others hail INEC Enugu Don't Miss APC will field northern presidential candidate in 2023 – Babatope Continue Reading Advertisement Loading... You may like Click to comment Advertisement Latest News7 hours ago Court orders Ganduje not to implement new emirates in Kano News7 hours ago Sheikh Daurawa resigns as Chairman Kano Hisbah Board News7 hours ago JAMB set to release 2019 UTME results Saturday News7 hours ago Troops neutralise 7 terrorists after serious battle – Army Advertisement Loading... Most Read Politics16 hours ago FFK mocks Okorocha, says there is no peace for the wicked Business and Economy19 hours ago Former CBN director applauds Buhari’s nomination of Emefiele for second term News13 hours ago “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi Politics19 hours ago Presidential Supremacy: Atiku reveals what he will do if tribunal rules in favour of Buhari News19 hours ago Senate clears Buratai of wrong doing in removal of DG NYSC News14 hours ago Trouble looms for Saraki, Ciggarate company as group makes damning allegations, calls for probe News18 hours ago Senate Presidency: Coalition rejects Lawan, Ndume, endorses Goje Friday Magazine19 hours ago Will new minimum wage cause inflation?