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APC Reveals Reason For Choice Of Akpabio, Tajudeen As Leaders In 10th NASS



APC Reveals Reason For Choice Of Akpabio, Tajudeen As Leaders In 10th NASS

Godwill Akpabio and Abbas Tajudeen’s nominations for important National Assembly positions are still under consideration, according to the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka.

The proposals, according to Morka, are subject to change because any party member is eligible to run for office.

He clarified that the objective of the party’s decision to micro-zone the positions was to lessen conflict and guarantee equitable regional representation among the top officials of the National Assembly.


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According to an earlier report from ENIGERIA, the APC has nominated Akpabio and Tajudeen for the positions of Speaker of the House and Senate President, respectively, with Barau Jibrin and Benjamin Kalu serving as their respective deputies.

Morka, who made an appearance on a Channels Television programme on Tuesday, emphasised that the party’s micro-zoning of posts was motivated by the national interest.

He said that when disagreements develop, the APC’s constitution allows for consensus, dialogue, and consultation.


Morka said, “The announcement made yesterday was the outcome of protracted consultations, engagement with the leaders, stakeholders including many of those who have expressed aspiration for these offices in the incoming tenth assembly.

“I know what you said is true that typically parties may zone to regions and leave up the micro-level specification of suggestions, but that is one module.

“We are the APC and we thought it necessary to actually go a step further because the field already as we see was already getting very heavy and just to reduce the scope of contentions and we thought to go a step further.

“In our constitution, consensus is a mode for the selection of those who play whatever role or capacity. This means you can negotiate and consult where there is some level of disparity of what might be a preferred position for the party.

“We are making a big deal out of this unnecessarily because, at the end of the day, the party is only offering ideas and suggestions looking at the big picture because when people aspire, they are blindsided by their aspirations and don’t quite the whole national interest but the party is in opposition to seeing things from that level.”





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