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APC anoints Akpabio as the next Senate president, Tajudeen Speaker of House of Reps

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has nominated former Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio to be the next President of the Senate.

The NWC of the party made the nomination on Monday following its decision to zone the leadership of the 10th National Assembly.

According to an official statement signed by the party’s spokesman, Felix Morka, the zoning arrangement effected by the NWC is as follows: Senate President: South-South Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Deputy Senate President: North-West Barau Jubrin (Kano).

Others are the Speaker of the House of Representatives (North-West): Abass Tajudeen (Kaduna), and the Deputy Speaker (South-East): Ben Kalu (Abia).

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“The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met today, Monday, May 8, 2023, to consider reports of consultations and meetings held with the President-Elect, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, other Party leaders, and stakeholders on zoning arrangements for 10th National Assembly leadership positions,” Morka stated.

“The NWC noted with respect the outcome of the meetings held between the President-Elect and the leadership of the NWC.

“The NWC called for further and better consultation with necessary stakeholders in order to assure the support of the aspirants to the National Assembly leadership positions and members of the Party nationwide.”

The APC also urged its leaders, members, and all Nigerians to continue to work for peace and the progress of the country during and beyond the current period of leadership transition.

(omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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