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APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by silami(m): 5:20am On Apr 18, 2015
Arising from a meeting in Abuja Thursday night, the national leaders and national caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have officially zoned the office of the Senate President in the 8th Senate to the North central geo-political zone, while the Speaker of the House of Representatives was zoned to the North-east geo-political zone.

A source at the APC meeting which lasted till the wee-hours of Friday told THISDAY that the party leaders accepted in principle a prototype office sharing formula that would accommodate all vested interests within the party.

The source said: “After deft negotiations, the leaders agreed to cede the position of the Senate President to the North-central and that of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the North-east. They also endorsed a zoning arrangement that would see the South-west producing the Deputy Senate President and South-south, Deputy Speaker.”

With the agreement yesterday, the current minority leader in the Senate, George Akume from Benue State and Senator Bukola Saraki from Kwara State are expected to engage each other in a fierce contest for the Senate Presidency.

It was learnt that the position of the Speaker was earlier allotted to the South-west but had to be moved to North-east following a strong lobby by leaders from the zone who argued that such arrangement was necessary to compensate them for the massive support for the party during the election.

Apart from the sharing arrangement for the principal positions, the APC meeting which had personalities like the former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu and some governors in attendance also considered the issue of ministerial appointments.

In line with THISDAY exclusive story yesterday, the APC leaders also zoned the office of the Chairman of its Board of Trustees (BoT) to Adamawa State, where the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is set to clinch the position that was hitherto held by the former governor of Osun State and former national chairman of the party, Bisi Akande.

The source hinted further that the party zoned the office of the Majority Leader of the Senate to the South-west.

However, South-east did not get any position in the current allocation but according to a top notch APC member, the zone will be compensated by other appointments to ensure some balance and equity. In all the eight senatorial seats in the zone, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the seats. This has made it impossible for the zone to aspire for any principal office in the senate.

The same thing happened in the zone for the House of Representatives. No single member of the House of Representatives from the zone is from the APC. PDP won all the National Assembly seats in both arms of the National Assembly. In fact, in the Presidential Election, the APC did not score up to 15 percent in any of the states in the southeast.

Another source at the Abuja meeting said the APC chieftains could not however conclude deliberations on the ministerial appointments as it was decided that stakeholders in the states and zonal levels should go back to the areas to hold consultations on the matter.

It was resolved that the state chapters of the party would each nominate three persons for ministerial consideration and are to submit same to the party through the Vice Chairmen and Deputy National Chairmen on or before Tuesday next week.

The source added that another meeting of the party leadership is scheduled to hold on Tuesday where they hope to harmonize issues and finalize discussions on the recommendations to be presented to the National Executive Committees (NEC) of the party.

“While the President- elect, General Muhammadu Buhari had asked the party to discuss the issue of ministerial appointments and to advise him as appropriate, he has insisted on retaining the transition committee list. Buhari had in choosing members of the transition committee made sure that each of them is tested expert in the various sectors where they will serve. He was said to be very conscious of their level of integrity and honesty,” added the source.

A top member of the APC who spoke to THISDAY last night on condition of anonymity said: “All the positions said to have been shared are yet to be firmed. Nothing can be confirmed until the final meeting next week.” He advised that all reports about sharing of positions should be disregarded until next week when a final decision would be taken.
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-zones-senate-presidency-to-ncentral-speaker-to-neast/207122/

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by abuchilag: 5:27am On Apr 18, 2015
This is why I hate politics......
They only share/allocate just to compensate.
What happens to competence?

We don't need career politicians in our democracy. We only need career people who participate in politics.

#Never again shall competence be sacrificed on the alter of nepotism#

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by jascon1(m): 5:28am On Apr 18, 2015
Abeg who c oni bread make e help me call am. I just buy bama

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by padeolu: 5:29am On Apr 18, 2015
Good news. No room for the Jewish clans ... Sai Buhari.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Nobody: 5:35am On Apr 18, 2015
See opportunity my SE/SS brothers just lost


I'm sorry hate will make we igbos forever remain followers

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by adeyiga3(m): 5:37am On Apr 18, 2015
Naija politics na die

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Jorussia(m): 5:41am On Apr 18, 2015
The zoning is okay,provided amaechi gets the position of SGF.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Nobody: 5:42am On Apr 18, 2015
No doubt, Bukola Saraki is going to be the next David Mark of the Senate House.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Nobody: 5:44am On Apr 18, 2015
Bukola Saraki should get the position of Senate President. It is not a birth right of Benue ....

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by MzJackBaueress(f): 5:49am On Apr 18, 2015
As long as Amaechi, Ngige and Osita Izunaso are given appointments, I am very ok with it


God bless APC

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by BTT(m): 5:51am On Apr 18, 2015
Well, this report ended by saying we can as well disregard all it has earlier said. And that exactly is what I and I gonn' do!

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by drtwist(m): 5:53am On Apr 18, 2015
it can never be bukola sariki , WITH HIS CORRUPTION cASE APC KNOWS THE EFFECT. ALSO HE WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN AKUME WAS MINORITY LEADER. SO I GIVE IT TO AKUME. ALSO LIKE APC DID IN 2011 I WANT PDP TO HELP SCATTER THE ZONING FORMULA

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Nobody: 5:56am On Apr 18, 2015
Yungwizzzy:
See opportunity my SE/SS brothers just lost


I'm sorry hate will make we igbos forever remain followers
I'm a Yoruba boy and I think people whose mentality are in your direction are quite myopic. This is a democracy, Yoruba has always voted for opposition since return to democracy in 1999 ... We had AD which later broke into AC then ACN and now APC while the rest of the country go for PDP except few northern states with ANPP. The Igbo's believe in Jonathan/PDP and voted for PDP......

Being in the position of authority doesn't guarantee development, The Northern Nigeria occupy more than 50% of the positions in Nigeria, ruled more than 50% of Nigerian political years , have richer individuals than southerners thus record highest level of poverty index and underdevelopment in Nigeria.

let SE/SS also be in opposition and see how it feels, it is unhealthy for a whole nation to navigate one direction....

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by FreeGlobe(f): 5:57am On Apr 18, 2015
Yungwizzzy:
See opportunity my SE/SS brothers just lost


I'm sorry hate will make we igbos forever remain followers
very good develpment. we are satisfied with being opposition to APC party. we just dey watch

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by 9jvirgin(m): 5:57am On Apr 18, 2015
I support this entirely, let those who own Nigeria continue to rule. Others can go and die! cool

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by FreeGlobe(f): 5:59am On Apr 18, 2015
As usual the south west agreeing naturally to play second fiddle to masters up north. lol

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Nobody: 6:01am On Apr 18, 2015
drtwist:
it can never be bukola sariki , WITH HIS CORRUPTION cASE APC KNOWS THE EFFECT. ALSO HE WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN AKUME WAS MINORITY LEADER. SO I GIVE IT TO AKUME. ALSO LIKE APC DID IN 2011 I WANT PDP TO HELP SCATTER THE ZONING FORMULA
That Position is not the birth right of Benue people na ....David Mark has always been there ... Akume she be given senate majority leader or so......

anyhow she, the senators will vote their leaders. anyone voted is our senate president.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by MrKnowitall: 6:02am On Apr 18, 2015
FreeGlobe:
As usual the south west agreeing naturally to play second fiddle to masters up north. lol

But you would agree that a person who is playing second fiddle is better than he who has no fiddle to play.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Raiders: 6:05am On Apr 18, 2015
I hope APC learn from PDP mistake. We should stop zoning politics in Nigeria and start need to appointing the best people for the job

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by FreeGlobe(f): 6:05am On Apr 18, 2015
MrKnowitall:


But you would agree that a person who is playing second fiddle is better than he who has no fiddle to play.
No, its a tripod. Its the turn of the hausas to rule but one of the tripod is just trying to attach to there adopted masters.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Gidipal(m): 6:08am On Apr 18, 2015
drtwist:
it can never be bukola sariki , WITH HIS CORRUPTION cASE APC KNOWS THE EFFECT. ALSO HE WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN AKUME WAS MINORITY LEADER. SO I GIVE IT TO AKUME. ALSO LIKE APC DID IN 2011 I WANT PDP TO HELP SCATTER THE ZONING FORMULA

you said "I'm a proud GEJ and PDP supporter"

so why the hell do you want to decide for apc?

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Nutase: 6:12am On Apr 18, 2015
angry

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by MrKnowitall: 6:14am On Apr 18, 2015
FreeGlobe:

No, its a tripod. Its the turn of the hausas to rule but one of the tripod is just trying to attach to there adopted masters.

No, its more like a bipod. Unless you want to count Ijaw people then I'll agree. You know Southeast can never produce a president or rule.

Second fiddle is better than no fiddle, my friend.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Oblitz(m): 6:17am On Apr 18, 2015
northerners colonising southerners since independence
I wonder when we will gain our own independence .
we only have Judas alias amechi, no nationalist s.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by MyTime3(m): 6:18am On Apr 18, 2015
South East!!!

Mbe gwara umu ya si "Ihe aga eme ugboro ole tupu unu amara ihe?"

Let me reserve my comments for now....

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by basty: 6:22am On Apr 18, 2015
FreeGlobe:
As usual the south west agreeing naturally to play second fiddle to masters up north. lol

An average Igbo educated guys are less tribalists unlike their illiterates and educated females, though I don't know where you belong?.
But when has Igbo not played second fiddle in the arrangements of things in Nigeria? I have kept saying this. Igbo man needs Yoruba more than Yoruba needs Igbo to rule Nigeria.
Yoruba can do without Igbo to clinch Nigerian presidency as happened in Jonathan administration and the failure of Jonathan to honour Yorubas in his government made him failed the second term.
Please check my previous posts and you will understand this better.
We are all Nigerians let us unite and forge ahead. I will want a Nigeria where Chukwu will not say I am an Igbo and Kayode will say I am a Yoruba but we all say I am a Nigerian. God bless Nigeria.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by silami(m): 6:22am On Apr 18, 2015
BTT:
Well, this report ended by saying we can as well disregard all it has earlier said. And that exactly is what I and I gonn' do!
your point?

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Medley(m): 6:24am On Apr 18, 2015
Yungwizzzy:
See opportunity my SE/SS brothers just lost


I'm sorry hate will make we igbos forever remain followers

are you igbo? I have not seen the tribe in question complain about not being president,because they know they are not ready to decieve any region because of power,thats why their choice this year was to support a minority that was seen as a taboo to rule instead of the born to rule. I think what they are after is the environmrnt for their business to prosper

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by RichDad1(m): 6:28am On Apr 18, 2015
Fair. Saraki should get the senate president and I would have preferred the Speaker from SW. Anyways, it's all good. All major players needs to be compensated.
To my SE brothers, politics of Bad belle, hate and tribalism does not pay.

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by omenka(m): 6:28am On Apr 18, 2015
At this point I could throw in my hat then. George Akume it is. smiley

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by FreeGlobe(f): 6:28am On Apr 18, 2015
MrKnowitall:


No, its more like a bipod. Unless you want to count Ijaw people then I'll agree. You know Southeast can never produce a president or rule.

Second fiddle is better than no fiddle, my friend.
and yet south east is calling the shots. When will yoruba produce a senate president or cbn governor?

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Re: APC Zones Senate Presidency To N'central, Speaker To N'east by Biggty(m): 6:33am On Apr 18, 2015
The zonning and sharing formula has begun

I hope bukola saraki get the senate president

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