The Zamfara state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned the governorship position of the party to the central zone.
Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Lawal M-Liman, revealed this after the stakeholders’ meeting held at Government House in Gusau on Wednesday.
Zebra news understands that Zamfara central zone consists of four local government areas of Gusau, Bungudu, Tsafe and Maru. The zone has never produced the governor of the state since its creation.
The APC Chairman in the state said the meeting was called by the party leadership to discuss the mode of primaries, zoning of governorship position and setting up of the committee of reconciliation or consensus among the aspirants for various elective positions.
“We have resolved to adopt indirect primaries to produce candidates for various positions of the party”, NAN quoted him as saying.
“We resolved to set up a reconciliation committee or consensus were necessary and also resolved that the governorship candidate of the party should be produced from the central zone of the state”, he said.
Meanwhile, among the four aspirants that met earlier, the current deputy governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala and the speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji are from the central zone while the commissioner of education, Alhaji Muttaka Rini is from Zamfara west zone and House of reps member, representing Kaura-Namoda/Birnin-Magaji federal constituency, Alhaji Aminu Sani-Jaji is from the Northern zone.