The All Progressives Congress says it is currently not concerned about the zoning of the presidency in 2023.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, who stated this in an interview, was, however, evasive when asked if the party agreed on zoning before the 2015 elections.
Nabena spoke amid disclosure by some chieftains of the APC that before 2015 elections, its leaders had an unwritten agreement on zoning of the presidency.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in an interview with journalists at the ministry headquarters in Abuja, indicated that there was a gentleman agreement on zoning.
Other chieftains of the APC including the immediate past National Vice-Chairman (South South), Hilliard Eta, and the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu supported the minister.
Recall that the Director-General of the Progressives Governor Forum, Salihu Lukman, had on Monday insisted that the party’s presidential ticket would be open to all members to compete for in 2023.
Lukman, in an interview with journalists, dismissed speculations making the rounds that the party had agreed on a zoning arrangement.