The National Leader of the All Progressives a Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said on Thursday that the party will not use the principle of zoning to compromise the quality of leadership for the National Assembly.
Speaking with journalists at the Defence House, Abuja, the ex-Lagos State governor said 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.
“However the nation is expecting us to take a decisive leadership decision and make one meritoriously. 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.
“It must be all encompassing and that is the question, if you take zoning as discriminatory in some instances, you might compromise the quality of an individual.
“Let everybody aspire, just like we aspired. Some people predicted during our presidential primaries that we are going run into chaotic storm, we put those people to shame and we came out with the best. Expect the best from us always.”