Tuesday, 18 June 2013

APC Zones Presidential Slot To The North

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has ceded the presidential slot to the Northern region ahead of the 2015 elections.
The decision to cede the presidential slot to the Northern zone was reached after a series of meeting which was held last week amongst top leaders of the coalition party.
It is no longer news that opposition parties have decided on a merger which brought about the creation of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in a bid to wrestle power from the ruling People’s Democratic Party.

According to information gathered by Channels Television, some key members of the ruling party in different states of the federation are being wooed to cross over to the mega alliance party.
However, one issue generating hiccups for the party leaders is that of the national chairmanship of the alliance party as the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) was billed from the onset to produce someone to occupy the national chairman slot. All that changed as the Action Congress of Nigeria national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, decided to lobby in favour of the ACN for the slot.
The ANPP sounded its objection to this, prompting party leaders to hold talks with the ANPP.
It was reported that the merging parties agreed to cede to the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) the national secretary position and it was also learnt that the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, will likely occupy the position.