National Convention: North Central To Produce APC National Chairman – PGF
Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, reached a consensus to zone the party’s national chairmanship position to the North Central ahead of the party’s national convention.
According to LEADERSHIP report, a meeting of the Progressive Governor’s Forum (PGF) convened on Tuesday, to deliberate and arrive at a consensus after which they would communicate their decision on the consensus and zoning of party offices ended in deadlock.
But at a resumed meeting on Wednesday, the governors eventually settled for the North Central to produce the party’s national chairman.
A top party source at the meeting, which was also attended by some prominent party stakeholders told the Publication that the governors also zoned the party’s deputy national chairman and national secretary positions to the South; adding that party leaders and governors from the South are expected to meet and take a stand on micro-zoning the deputy national chairman and national secretary positions, even as it was learnt that the South East and South South are favoured for these positions.
The Publication further reported that the APC governors have tipped one of the aspirants from the North Central, George Akume, a former governor of Benue State and current minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs as the consensus candidate for national chairman position.
The source who did not want his name in print, because he was not authorised to speak on the outcome of the governors’ meeting, said, “Yes, the governors have finally agreed on zoning. They resolved that the national chairman should go to the North Central, while the South should produce the deputy national chairman and the national secretary at the forthcoming national convention.
“It was even suggested that former governor of Benue State, George Akume, be picked as the consensus chairmanship candidate. For the deputy national chairman and national secretary, party leaders and governors from the South would have to meet and decide how to zone the positions among the zones.”