APC Convention: North-Central To Produce National Chairman, As Southeast Loses Secretary To Southwest
Written by on March 10, 2022
The All Progressives Congress Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (APC CECPC) on Wednesday released its much-anticipated zoning of national offices ahead of its national convention fixed for March 26.
The Zoning Committee led by Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman AbdulRazak had submitted its report to the acting chairman of the APC CECPC, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Tuesday.
The list confirmed the zoning of the national chairman to the North Central geo-political zone.
Incidentally, the Niger State Governor and acting national Chairman of the APC CECPC is from the North Central.
His zone will equally produce Deputy National Secretary, Deputy National Legal Adviser and Deputy National Publicity Secretary.
Southeast and the South-south lost out in the power game for the strategic position of national secretary as it was zoned to the southwest by the zoning committee.
Investigation revealed that while certain chieftains of the party were scheming to get the office retained in the South-south, the southeast governors of Imo and Ebonyi were plotting to secure the office for their zone.
Aside from the office of the National Secretary, the office of the National Youth Leader was also zoned to the southwest along with Deputy National Auditor.
The South-South geo-political zone will produce the National Publicity Secretary and National Women Leader at the convention. It will also produce the Deputy National Treasurer and Deputy National Welfare Secretary.
The Southeast is expected to produce Deputy National Chairman (South), National Treasurer and National Welfare Secretary. The zone will also produce the Deputy National Organising Secretary.
The North East will produce the Deputy National Chairman (North) and the National Auditor in the substantive National Working Committee to emerge in March.
The geo-political zone of President Muhammadu Buhari has the positions of National Legal Adviser and National Organising Secretary zoned to it while the Federal Capital Territory has the office of National Disabled Leader zoned to it.
Inaugurating the National Convention Committee, the Niger State Governor appealed to them to deliver on their assignment conscientiously while he promised that the Caretaker Committee would stick to the March date to produce a new National Working Committee.
Zonal officers are expected to emerge at zonal congresses in each of the geo-political zones.