The All Progressives Congress has revealed that it does not plan to change its mind about the endorsement of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as the next President of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.
Even with APC’s support for Lawan, Senator Ali Ndume (Borno) and Senator Danjuma Goje (Gombe) still wish to contest against him.
However, APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, has said in an interview with Punch that APC has already decided.
His words, “We have moved beyond that (zoning and endorsement). The stage we are now is to ensure a smooth election on that day,”
“Our members have been given the free hand to discuss with everybody towards ensuring that the right thing is done.
“That is consultation. It is not the same thing as working with the other party. It is just a way of carrying other people along that what we want is what is obtainable in the best of democracy in the world.
“The commitment is in the fulfillment of the manifesto upon which we received the majority votes. We are all stakeholders in the project.”
As for PDP, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said, “We have not taken any decision yet on zoning or endorsement for principal officers. When it is time, we will tell our members the direction to take.
“Those meeting them or calling them for meetings can continue to entertain themselves,”