The All Progressives Congress (APC) appears to have reached consensus on a zoning formula that will see to the swapping of offices held between the north and south.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that by the latest development, all offices that were occupied by northerners in the last eight years will go to the south and vice versa.
They settled for this system after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and 19 governors elected under the APC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
At the meeting were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
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Speaking while briefing correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State revealed that an agreement had been reached on zoning formula.
He said: ‘We have agreed a zoning formula for all the six geo-political zones. Essentially, northern zone will have the positions the south have had in the last eight years. And vice versa.
‘It is a very simple, equitable and fair formula.
‘We will now go back and consult at the zonal level and look at the positions that are available and the process of the convention preparation we started in earnest.
‘So, by the grace of God, on the 26th of March, we would have done our national convention.’
The 18 governors in attendance at the meeting taking place at the Council Chambers are from Yobe, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Cross River, Kaduna, Lagos, Borno, Niger, Gombe, Osun, Kebbi, Anambra dep, Nasarawa, Kwara, Kano, Imo, Kogi, Ogun, and Plateau states.
The outgoing deputy governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke was also in attendance.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK