APC NWC throws national assembly leadership contest open
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 18, 2023
The National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, will declare a free contest for principal officers of the 10th National Assembly.
The APC had zoned the Senate presidency to the South-South and the speaker of the House of Representatives to the North-West.
It announced Senator Godswill Akpabio, as its consensus candidate for Senate presidency and Senator Jibrin Barau, as the next Deputy Senate President in the 10th Assembly.
The APC zoning, however, elicited angry reactions from lawmakers-elect who had declared their intention to contest.
Multiple sources say following the APC NWC’s suspicions that its proposed zoning may be thwarted, it is therefore recommending that the contest be thrown open.