Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has expressed the hope that President Muhammadu Buhari will provide the guidance to help the ruling party to achieve equity and justice in its zoning formula.
The governor, who led a strong delegation of some of the state leaders on a thank you visit to the president at the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday, said Buhari will continue to provide the direction to move the party forward.
Fielding questions from correspondents, he said he was not in the position to advise the APC on zoning as a governor, noting however that the party is working on the formula, which he said, will be made known after the National Executive Council (NEC) approves.
On APC zoning, he said, “I will be hesitant to delve into the details of this because, one, I’m not in any position or capacity to advise the party. I am a governor, a member of the party. And I will continue to be guided by the party leadership and in line with party discipline.
“We have a President in place; we are the party that’s in government. Our President is the leader of the party. I believe that His Excellency, Mr President, will continue to offer us the required guidance and do what we need to do under his leadership.
“I am not sure that I am capable or have the capacity to begin to advise the party when I am just a member of the party and a governor, and the party has a leader who is the President. We are aware that the party is working on zoning, and when that is formalized and ratified by NEC, then it will be made public, so we’ll know where the chairman of the party will come from, we’ll know where the President will come from, and things will evolve in their own time.”