President-elect, Bola Tinubu, Abdullahi Adamu, and some NWC members held a preliminary meeting at the Defence House, Abuja, on the zoning of the National Assembly principal offices with consensus option likely.
According to the “Nation” the meeting lasted for 2 hours but no decision was made with party leaders opting to make more consultations.
After the crucial meeting, three contenders for Senate President – Senator Akpabio, Senator Kalu and Senator Osita Izunaso; and Muktar Betara, who is eyeing the House Speaker, held separate meetings with the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Sources close to the APC leaders said consensus is being proposed to ensure that the contest does not lead to crisis within the party.
According to the Source, majority of party leaders, in utter sensitivity to religious factor, were disposed to the choice of a Christian Senate President from the South South but there’s also a strong case for the South East which produced six APC senators but didn’t turn up substantial amount of votes like the South South
The source added that party leaders favoured the zoning of the House Speaker to the Northwest, which gave the ruling party the highest number of votes during the elections while Deputy Senate President goes to the Northcentral and the Deputy House Speaker to the Southeast.