Ahead of the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly, the North East chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has made a case for the offices of Senate President or the Speaker of the House of Representatives to be zoned to the region.
The North East APC made the demand against the backdrop of its contribution to the party, even as it said it had eminently qualified candidates for the aforementioned positions.
A statement signed yesterday in Abuja by APC National Vice Chairman, North East, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, also urged voters in the region to massively vote for the APC at the governorship and state House of Assembly elections scheduled for this coming Saturday.
The statement read: “In recognition of this immense contribution to the party’s victory, I want to seize this opportunity to call on the APC National leadership to cede either the Senate Presidency or Speaker of the House of Representatives to the region where we have an abundance of talent and eminently qualified candidates for these positions.
“This will set the region on a course of accelerated development that it so desperately needs. But for us to reap the full benefits of an APC government at the centre, we must also have APC in government in the six states in our zone.
“This will facilitate coordination and planning of development and infrastructure projects that will have to be embarked upon by both tiers of government. An opposition government in any of the states will destroy this synergy and put any prospect of our rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation in jeopardy.
“Therefore I call on all registered voters in the region to massively come out and cast their votes for the APC on Saturday”.