The All Progressives Congress, APC, governors and party state chairmen from the North-central geo-political zone, yesterday, endorsed the two candidates of the party for the leadership positions of the 9th National Assembly.
According to a statement by Mark Longen, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on Media and Publicity, the governor stated this while addressing journalists after a closed-door meeting of stakeholders in Asokoro, Abuja.
Mr. Lalong said: “A meeting of governors and the party chairmen from North Central today(yesterday) resolved to go along with the decision of the party’s endorsement of Sen. Ahmed Lawan as Senate President and Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 9th National Assembly.
“Since it was a party affair, our decision is in line with the wish of the party and that is why we the governors and state chairmen of our party from the zone are in support of the decision of the party.”
Asked about what the zone will gain in the power-sharing formula, Mr Lalong said, “We are still deliberating. We have not exhausted the positions with respect to zoning. Our decision and position are only on two issues, while the rest deliberations are ongoing.