The All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked the report claiming that it has zoned the position of the Senate Presidency to the North West geo-political zone.
The report had favoured Senator Barau Jibrin, who is a third termer in the Senate and had spent a term in the House of Representatives.
The National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, however, described the report as fake news.
Adamu who addressed newsmen at his residence in Keffi, Nasarawa State declared that no such thing had taken place.
He said, “The report about the zoning arrangements for the 10th National Assembly is fake news. We have not done any zoning.
“I have said it times without a number since Monday. I am still saying the same thing. No zoning has been established yet and agreed to. No zoning has been made public. Anybody who is saying anything is a rumour. It’s a wishful rumour.”
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka in a statement titled ‘APC Yet To Zone Key 10th National Assembly Positions’ described the report of the zoning arrangements as false and misleading.
Morka said, “The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a report circulating on social media on purported zoning of key positions of the incoming 10th National Assembly. The report is false and misleading and should be disregarded in its entirety.
“The party has not made any decision on the zoning of positions or offices of the 10th Assembly. As soon as a decision is made on zoning, it will be made public through the party’s official communications channel.”
The ‘false’ report claimed that the zoning decision was reached last Friday night by the leadership of the APC after consulting with the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He added, “The decision takes pre-eminence over earlier suggestions in some quarters to zone the position to the South.”