National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has described as fake, the widely reported news of the zoning arrangements in the National Assembly.
Adamu, declared this while addressing journalists after he cast his vote at his Keffi, Nasarawa State, country home yesterday.
He was reacting to a news report that Senator Barau Jibrin was being favoured to emerge as the senate president because the APC had zoned the senate presidency to the North West.
Adamu wondered why politicians would be engaging in wishful thinking instead of awaiting the official pronouncement from the party.
He said, “The report about the zoning arrangements for the 10th National Assembly is fake news. We have not done any zoning.
“I have said it times without number since Monday. I am still saying the same thing. No zoning has been established yet and agreed to. No zoning has been made public. Anybody who is saying anything, is a rumour. It’s a wishful rumour.
Also in a statement titled, “APC Yet To Zone Key 10th National Assembly Positions,” signed by its national publicity secretary, Felix Morka yesterday, the party described stories of the zoning arrangements as false and misleading.
Morka said, “The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a report circulating on social media on purported zoning of key positions of the incoming 10th National Assembly. The report is false and misleading, and should be disregarded in its entirety.
“The party has not made any decision on zoning of positions or offices of the 10th Assembly. As soon as a decision is made on zoning, it will be made public through the Party’s official communications channel.”