Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, expressed confidence in the elected members of the All Progressives Congress for the 10th National Assembly, stating that they will act in the best interests of the party and Nigeria.
Speaking at a meeting of the Forum of State Chairmen of All Progressives Congress, Bagudu emphasized that the party’s members in the National Assembly, including the newly elected ones, possess valuable experience and will consider the party’s manifesto and the expectations of Nigerians in choosing the new leadership.
Bagudu also highlighted the importance of collaboration with other stakeholders within and outside the party to make Nigeria a better country and ensure a more stable political environment. Meanwhile, the state chairmen refrained from taking a position on the zoning of seats for the National Assembly leadership, acknowledging that it is the prerogative of the party’s National Working Committee.
Several senators have already indicated their interest in becoming the next senate president, including Jibrin Barau, Sani Musa, Orji Kalu, and GodsWill Akpabio, among others.
The Chairman of the APC Forum of State Chairmen, Ali Dolari, declined to discuss the issue until he returned from Saudi Arabia where he had traveled for Umrah. Ojelabi, the Lagos State APC chairman, stated that the forum had yet to deliberate on the matter and emphasized that the party’s leadership and the NWC should be allowed to make decisions on zoning.
A source in the PGF emphasized that the governors would not interfere in the election of principal officers in the National Assembly, citing the belief that lawmakers understand the yearnings of the masses and the supremacy of the party’s constitution.