By Babajide Okeowo
The All-Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday debunked reports making the rounds that it has zoned the presidential ticket of the party to the South.
This denial was contained in a statement released by the Director-General, DG Press and Media Affairs to the Yobe State Governor and chairman of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni.
“The attention of His Excellency the Executive Governor of Yobe State and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has been drawn to media publications with purported zoning of offices allegedly announced by him.
“His Excellency has in clear and unambiguous terms denied the said list, saying it is false, baseless, unfounded, misleading and has nothing to do with him. The Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee said the party has not taken any decision at any fora on anything relating to the zoning of offices.
“The publication is just a figment of the author’s imagination that has nothing to do with the Chairman and the party. The public is hereby urged to disregard the purported list as it is misleading and completely false.
“Governor Buni urged the press to resist unverified stories and rumours, and to always verify all issues related to the party, assuring that the doors of the party are always open” the statement reads.