The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has said the party has not taken any decision on the zoning of its presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He spoke on the matter Friday while responding to questions from State House reporters after presenting the Ekiti APC governorship candidate, Abiodun Oyebanji, to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Adamu said the decision on which part of the country should produce the ruling party candidate was beyond him.
While reacting to a question that sought a categorical statement on the zone to produce the presidential candidate, Adamu said, “I am today privileged to be the chairman of the party. The party is greater than me. The party has not made a decision and I cannot preempt what the party decision will be.”
The decision of the ruling party to swap its national offices between the North and the South led to the emergence of Adamu from the North Central as the national chairman.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State had said just before the last national convention of the party that even though the APC had not decided on zoning the presidential ticket, the swapping of national offices was an indication of where its presidential candidate would come from.
The APC national chairman, who defended the expensive presidential and governorship nomination forms, said the party did not regret the decision.