The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, says the party will liaise with the President-elect Bola Tinubu on the 10th National Assembly leadership.
The APC Chairman revealed this after a four-hour closed door meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja.
He said in the planned zoning of the key officesof the 10th NASS, there was need to involve the President-elect in the whole process.
“We want to take him along, he travelled out of the country after the election and he came back only last week and we have to carry him along,” he said.
According to Adamu, the party would not interfere in any interest canvassed in choosing the persons to lead the two chambers of the assembly; whether its on zoning or individual interest.
He said the party had to, however, find a way of persuasively reaching some level of consensus.
“That is what we are working on. It is not a one day affair, ” the APC national chairman said.
Similarly, the party’s spokesperson, Felix Morka, said the party was not in a hurry to take decide on zoning of the 10thNationalAssemblykeyoffices. .
“We looked at some internal and domestic house keeping matters with a colleague that you know who has expressed his concerns about something he believes the party should be doing.
“We deliberated completely about it, and as we speak, a committee that was set up to complete that conversation is in progress,” he said.
He said the committee would fully rectify all issues and offer final recommendations on the subject to the party’s leadership.
“The party stands completely united behind the leadership of our National Chairman, Adamu, and we are all standing together.
“The concerns raised by our colleague is being looked into, and I think in due course, we will have very specific conclusions of those concerns,” he said.
Morka explained that zoning was a mechanism by which the party was able to make decision, saying it afforded those interested in competing for political positions to do so with a minimum rift or rancour.
“There is no timeline to that, we are not in a hurry. We want to do it right,” the APC scribe said.
He added that zoning required very exhaustive consultation not just of the party’s leadership, but also of those who were aspiring.
This, he said, was critical to ensure that whatever formula the party came up with would be acceptable with minimum friction.
“It is important that the consultation is done, and done properly, that is what is going on right now,” he said.
Morka clarified that the party was united behind Adamu given the speculation of crisis within its leadership.
He said genuine issues raised by some of the party’s members were being looked into by w NWC.