State governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum are due to meet tomorrow.
Sources within the party told our correspondent that the main topic of deliberation at the meeting is the issue of the zoning of party offices in the six geopolitical zones as well as the 36 states of the country, including Abuja.
Over the past three weeks, there had been a precarious calm among party supporters, with many stakeholders pressuring governors for party positions at the next convention slated for next month.
One of the sources who is a party leader told LEADERSHIP Weekend that the North is likely to produce the national president as members from the south have held the post since the party was formed in 2013.
The source who did not want his name printed also hinted that CPA governors were considering giving the Southeast a major party office at the next national convention.
According to him, this decision is perhaps not unrelated to the attempt to correct the injustices inflicted on the region since the creation of the party in 2013.
He said, âRemember the Southwest produced the Acting National President and National Vice President, the South, Chief Bisi Akande and Segun Oni and the late Abiola Ajimobi between 2013 and 2020.
âIn addition, the South-South has so far produced two national presidents and a national secretary, respectively Chief John Oyegun, Comrade Oshiomole and Senator John Akpan Udoedehe.
âThe Southeast has yet to produce the main party offices since its inception, a development that many see as having negatively affected the APC’s fortunes in the region. The concern is that the region has held key positions such as National President, Deputy National President, South and National Secretary till date. The current state of affairs is biased against the South East both in the NWC and in political offices. “