Politics

We have agreed on a simple and equitable zoning formula  – Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed on a simple and equitable zoning formula for all geopolitical zones.

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, said this on Tuesday after the governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, and in reaction to criticisms that the party was divided.

“There’s no way you can have 22 Governor agreeing on every issue. You can have differences, but to call it division is taking it too far.

“But after our meeting last night and our briefing with PMB today, we are all on the same page. We have agreed on a simple, equitable and fair zoning formula for all geopolitical zones. By God’s grace by March 26 we will hold the APC national convention.

“Let there be no doubt that the Progressive Governors are United in our resolve to ensure that the Peoples Destruction Party doesn’t come back to power,” El-Rufai said.

The APC had on Monday postponed its National Convention to March 26 according to the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, shortly after the meeting with President Buhari.

Governors of the All Progressives Congress met on Monday evening in Abuja. The meeting comes hours after the party announced the postponement of its national convention.

The Governors, who arrived for the meeting at the Kebbi State Governor’s lodge are the Chairman of the Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Abubakar Bello of Niger State, Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.

Others are Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Muhammad Yahaya of Gombe State and the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke.

Leave a Reply