2023: APC reaches consensus on zoning formula


The All Progressives Congress( APC)appears to have actually reached agreement on a zoning formula that will see to the swapping of workplaces held between the north and south.

By the latest development, all workplaces that were occupied by northerners in the last 8 years will go to the south and vice versa.

They opted for this system after a conference in between President Muhammadu Buhari and 19 guvs chosen under the APC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

At the conference were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

Speaking while rundown correspondents on the result of the conference, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State revealed that an arrangement had been reached on zoning formula.

He stated: “We have concurred a zoning formula for all the six geo-political zones. Basically, northern zone will have the positions the south have actually had in the last 8 years. And vice versa.

“It is an extremely simple, equitable and reasonable formula.

“We will now return and speak with at the zonal level and take a look at the positions that are offered and the procedure of the convention preparation we started in earnest.

“So, by the grace of God, on the 26th of March, we would have done our national convention.”

The 18 guvs in attendance at the conference happening at the Council Chambers are from Yobe, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Cross River, Kaduna, Lagos, Borno, Niger, Gombe, Osun, Kebbi, Anambra dep, Nasarawa, Kwara, Kano, Imo, Kogi, Ogun, and Plateau states.

The outbound deputy governor of Anambra state is likewise in attendance.

Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu likewise spoke to the media on the latest advancement stating, “we are at the Presidential Villa this afternoon to consult with Mr. President, President Muhammadu Buhari to among others to talk about celebration issues and the in coming convention. However before then, we collectively revealed our pleasure and congratulated Mr. President om the 3.4% GDP growth that was taped for 2021, which went beyond all estimates both domestic and global.

“We also kept in mind and thank him for the significant transformational projects that are happening in all the 6 geo-political zones of the country. These are infrastructure projects and inclusiveness programs.”