Anambra 2025: There’s no zoning arrangement – APC

 

From Okwe Obi, Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dispelled claim of a zoning arrangement ahead of the 2025 Anambra State governorship election.

The party said the clarification became expedient following a report by a group, All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Forum, that had said the party would adhere to the zoning arrangement by picking its candidate from the Anambra South Senatorial District.

But the APC Publicity Secretary in Anambra State, Dr. Valentine Iyke-Oliobi, yesterday, in a statement contended that the APC would provide a level playing field for all governorship aspirants to participate irrespective of their senatorial zones.

Iyke-Oliobi, therefore, cautioned chieftains of the party to desist from making unnecessary utterances capable of heating up the polity ahead of the 2025 contest.

He said: “It has come to the attention of the Anambra State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on a trending story purportedly published by a group known as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Forum led by one Chief Innocent Obi, stating that the zoning of the APC 2025 governorship ticket to the Anambra South Senatorial District should be sacrosanct.

“The Anambra State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wants to categorically state that our party has no zoning arrangements whatsoever.

“Also, APC as a party was not involved in any agreement with any political party or parties as regards to zoning as being falsely peddled by the group in their publications.

“The APC has always provided a level playing field for all governorship aspirants under the platform of the party to participate irrespective of their Senatorial zones. This practice has not changed.

“We, therefore call on well meaning members of our party to disregard the said publication insinuating any existing zoning arrangement by the APC.

“The APC also wishes to use this medium to caution against any form of unnecessary rhetoric or utterances by party members or groups that are capable of heating up the polity ahead of the 2025 governorship election season.

“The APC is a united family and as such, any crucial decision that will be taken by the party would be done collectively.

“The APC remains committed in its effort to give ndi Anambra a viable alternative to the failed party called the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) that has grossly mismanaged the affairs of Ndi Anambra in the past 18 years.”

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