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Umahi advocates zoning for NASS leadership positions

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Dave Umahi at the state house. Photo: Abdullah Bello/Radio Nigeria

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has advised the leadership of the All Progressive Congress to adopt a zoning formular for the emergence of leaders of the 10th National Assembly.

The Governor gave the advice in Abuja, while speaking to State House correspondents, after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari.

“I believe strongly that zoning must be done by the party. It should not allow everybody to jump to the race and when the time comes for zoning they must look at all the parameters in order to carry every region along. This is very important”, he said.

Commenting on the chances of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election in the southeast, the Governor expressed optimism that the APC would do well.

“In my state, I have nothing to worry because I think God has done the work for me. Our candidate is going to emerge no matter how desperate the opposition will want to thrive.” Umahi stressed.

Governor Umahi said that zoning would ensure equity and balance of power among the geo-political zones of the country.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Chinasa Ossai & Editing by Adeniyi Bakare