The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied a list that says it has endorsed a zonal arrangement for the 2023 presidency.
The list had gone viral on social media titled “APC announces zoning arrangement ahead of 2023 election year”.
The list has now been disowned by the National Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe.
Akpanudoedehe dismissed the list, saying, “People who are interested in running for one office or the other can speculate. As far as I am concerned, at the last Caretaker Committee meeting we had, we did not discuss that.
“That is not what we are concerned with now. What we are concerned with is data collection. How to collect data without making mistakes.
“We are not going to be pressurized by sentiments and then we do the wrong thing.
“Let me say that zoning is not for the Caretaker Committee alone. It has to do with the President, it has to do with other major stakeholders, it has to do with a lot of people.
“I want to mute the speculation. The list is not from us ( Caretaker Committee). There is no way such a decision will be taken without consulting with the President, consulting with the governors and other major stakeholders.
“People should disregard the list. We are focused on delivering our mandate and we are to do it rightly”