APC disowns ‘fake zoning list’ in circulation
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to disregard “a fake zoning list” in circulation, saying the arrangement was not from the Caretaker Committee.
A purported zoning list emerged on social media on Wednesday listing the zone to produce certain offices ahead of the 2023 general elections.
But when asked to authentic the said list, national secretary, Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, said the current leadership did not discuss such arrangements in the last Caretaker Committee meeting.
“People who are interested in running for one office or the other can speculate. As far as I am concerned, the last Caretaker Committee meeting we had, we did not discussed that. That is not what we are concerned with now. What we are concerned with is data collection. Hoe to collect data without making mistake.
“We are not going to be pressurized by sentiment and 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). The President is not in town. There is no way such decision will be taking without consulting with the President, consult 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.”