2023: We’ve not zoned presidency to South – APC clarifies

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has not zoned any office to any geopolitical zone or region ahead of the 2023 general election.

The party’s position was contained in a statement signed by the National Secretary, Caretaker Committee of APC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, and made available to the media on Wednesday.

It was in response to a zoning list of national officers and political positions for the 2023 general election purportedly released by the party.

A list captioned: “APC announces zoning arrangement ahead of 2023 election year” recently made the rounds on social media.

According to the list, APC zoned its presidential ticket and senate presidency to the South and National Chairmanship seat to the North.

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However, Akpanudoedehe dismissed the list as false and speculative.

“People who are interested in running for one office or the other can speculate. As far as I am concerned, at the last Caretaker Committee meeting we had, we did not discuss that.

“That is not what we are concerned with now. What we are concerned with is data collection. How to collect data without making mistakes.

“We are not going to be pressurized by sentiments and then we do the wrong thing.

“Let me say that zoning is not for the Caretaker Committee alone. It has to do with the President, it has to do with other major stakeholders, it has to do with a lot of people.

“I want to mute the speculation. The list is not from us ( Caretaker Committee). There is no way such a decision will be taken without consulting with the President, consulting with the governors and other major stakeholders.

“People should disregard the list. We are focused on delivering our mandate and we are to do it rightly,” the party’s scribe stated.

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