According to a news that was published by the Daily Trust Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that Mr Bayo Onanuga, who happens to be a member of the Media Subcommittee of the Presidential Transition Council, who also served as the Director of Media and Publicity of the defunct All Progressives Congress' (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, that worked for the emergence of Chief Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima as president-elect and vice-president elect, during an interview with Daily Trust's correspondent, has backed his political party for zoning the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Senate President positions to the Northwest geopolitical zone.
During the interview, Bayo Onanuga was told that, some of the aggrieved aspirants and civil society groups have expressed disgust, over the decision of the All Progressives Congress and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to allocate the Deputy Senate President and Speakership positions to the North-West geopolitical zone and nothing for North Central.
While Bayo was responding, he said there were still other positions that could be given to the North-Central geopolitical zone.
He said, "Well, there are still other positions. They have only mentioned four. The North-West zone gave the All Progressives Congress the largest votes in the last election, and I think it is fair that they are compensated. Without the North-West zone, there is no way the All Progressives Congress, would have won the election. So, as far as APC is concerned, you have to recognise that and compensate them accordingly."
When he was told that, the Northwest of course brought almost 2.7 million votes to APC, but, they lost quite a number of states, including the governorship in Kano and Zamfara.
Bayo, while responding to this said, "They are for local reasons, not because the people there did not like the APC. I think Zamfara people had a problem with Governor Bello Matawalle, but generally, the party did very well in the North West."
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