Contrary to rumours making the rounds that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned its Presidential ticket to the South, Governor Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the All party’s Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, (CECPC), has strong denied zoning the party’s presidential ticket, party offices and other elective offices to be contested for in the 2023 general election to any Political zone of the country.
An unsigned document stating the contrary circulated last night suggesting that the party has zoned the positions, a claim the party has now renounced.
Mamma Mohammed, Director General Press and Media Affairs of the governor disclosed in a statement that the party was yet to zone any office saying that the fake news that formed a major news in some platforms was a figment of imagination of the crafters.
His word, “His Excellency has in clear and unambiguous terms denied the said list, saying, it is false, baseless, unfounded, misleading and has nothing to do with him.
“The Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee said the party has not taken any decision at any fora on anything relating to zoning of offices.
“The publication is just a figment of the author’s imagination that has nothing to do with the Chairman and the party.
“The public is hereby urged to disregard the purported list as it is misleading and completely false.
“Governor Buni urged the press to resist unverified stories and rumours, and to always verify all issues related to the party assuring that the doors of the party are always open”.
However a source within the party hinted that the current Caretaker Committee is not thinking of zoning the presidential ticket as there was an unwritten understanding among the Governors that that the zoning of elective offices would be handled by the incoming National Working Committee (2023)
Whereas the CECPC would concern itselfzone the various party Offices ahead of 26 February National Convention of the party, our source said the party the presidential ticket would be the responsibility of the incoming APC National Working Committee.
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