THE All Progressives a Congress, APC, is not going to sacrifice quality for leadership of the National Assembly. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a national leader of the party, disclosed this on Thursday, May 21, while speaking with journalists at the Defence House, Abuja, after a closed-door meeting with General Muhammadu Buhari, president-elect. Tinubu insisted that the party would not use the principle of zoning to compromise the quality of leadership for the National Assembly.
According to the former Lagos State governor, the party has decided to allow all those interested in the leadership of the National Assembly to contest, dismissing insinuations about his interest in who leads the legislature. Tinubu said: “You have heard from the party, you have heard from leadership. I’m a disciplined party man and we will look at it critically… Merit will not be compromised. You have to be competent, you have to posses the kind of character required from leaders. You have to be a pan Nigerian and possess a very solid character to lead the National Assembly. That is what we are talking about. It’s not zoning to compromise quality of leadership and competency of an individual.
“I believe we have a very determined party leadership and we have resolved to follow our leadership and the criteria set by that leadership, including myself. We will not use zoning to determine and compromise the credibility and the qualification of an individual.”
— Jun 1, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT