Consensus Selection of Principal Positions for the 10th National Assembly

Consensus Selection of Principal Positions for the 10th National Assembly

…By Larry John for TDPel Media. There are strong indications that the selection of principal positions for the incoming 10th National Assembly might be through a consensus.

The All Progressives Congress (APC), which has the majority in both arms of the National Assembly, has commenced consultations to ensure a smooth selection process.

After a four-hour-long meeting, the APC revealed that it has decided to use persuasive means to pick the principal officers for the 10th National Assembly by consensus.

The party is consulting widely, especially with the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, before taking a decision on the zoning of the National Assembly leadership.

Consultations and Zoning Arrangements

The APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, told journalists after the meeting that the party is consulting widely, especially with the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, before taking a decision on the zoning of the National Assembly leadership.

He stated that the party had not arrived at a zoning arrangement and that it would involve Tinubu before making any decision.

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The APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, affirmed that the party was yet to decide on the zoning and dismissed the insinuation that time was not on the side of the party.

According to Morka, the zoning is a mechanism by which the party can make decisions and afford those who are interested in competing for power in the leadership of the 10th National Assembly to do so with a minimum rift and rancour.

Exhaustive Consultations and Consensus

The party is aware that there are ambitious people with zoning interests, and it cannot deny them.

Therefore, the APC National Chairman emphasized that the party would find a way to reach a level of consensus persuasively.

He stated that the selection of principal positions for the 10th National Assembly requires very exhaustive consultation not just of the leadership of the party but also of those who are aspiring.

According to Adamu, the party wants to carry Tinubu along and make sure that whatever formula it comes up with is acceptable with minimum friction.

Analysis and Commentaries

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The move by the APC to use persuasive means to pick the principal officers for the 10th National Assembly by consensus shows the party’s commitment to a smooth selection process.

The party’s decision to consult widely, especially with the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, indicates that the APC wants to carry everyone along in the selection process.

The party’s emphasis on exhaustive consultation with those who are aspiring is a good approach as it ensures that the party’s decision will be acceptable to everyone.

The use of zoning to make decisions and afford those who are interested in competing for power in the leadership of the 10th National Assembly to do so with a minimum rift and rancour is a good strategy.

It shows that the APC is mindful of the different interests within the party and wants to make sure that everyone is carried along in the selection process.

The APC’s emphasis on doing things right instead of being in a hurry is also commendable as it ensures that the party’s decision will be acceptable to everyone.

In conclusion, the move by the APC to use persuasive means to pick the principal officers for the 10th National Assembly by consensus is a good approach.

The party’s commitment to a smooth selection process, exhaustive consultation with those who are aspiring, and the use of zoning to make decisions are all good strategies.

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The APC’s emphasis on doing things right instead of being in a hurry is also commendable.

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