The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged its National Assembly (NASS) members-elect to play down on issues of zoning and leadership of the 10th Assembly.

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives, and Ali Ndume (APC Borno-South), disclosed this while speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting of the APC leadership with lawmakers-elect at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja on Monday.

The meeting which was chaired by the Vice-President-elect, Sen. Kashim Shettima was to bring the National Assembly members-elect together to celebrate the party’s victory.

The spokespersons also revealed that the meeting did not talk about zoning but the leadership urged the lawmakers-elect to focus on the forthcoming governorship election.

According to Gbajabiamila, the party wants the question of zoning to be put on hold until the election is over.

The Honourable Speaker also seized the opportunity to explained why he was not available to pick up his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 7.

On his part, Ndume said that the meeting was to evaluate the party’s performance and go back home and complete the victory.

He said that Nigerians had spoken by electing APC. He added that there will always be the usual ups and downs in every electoral process. The party therefore appealed to the members of the National Assembly-elect to play down on the leadership issues for now, and concentrate so that the election battle fought to the end.

Ndume beliefs that this time around, APC’s administration would be be rancor-free because the president-elect was a senator; the vice president-elect was a senator; the party chairman was a senator and the secretary of the party was a senator.

He also gave the assured that the National Assembly would produce its leadership based merit while also considering justice, fairness and equity.


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