Ahead of its assumption of control on May 29, the All Progressives Congress, has drawn up a zoning arrangement for key federal legislative and executive positions.
According to reports from ThisDay, a document ratified by the APC national leadership and national caucus members on Thursday night may form the basis for the allocation of executive positions and emergence of principal officers of the National Assembly from across the six geopolitical zones.
The document indicates that the office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation is zoned to the South-east.
In other positions, the post of Senate President is zoned to North-central, the same zone of the outgoing holder of the position, David Mark, who is from Benue State.
While the Speaker of the House of Representatives is given to South-west, where the vice president-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, hails from.
APC zoned the office of Deputy Senate President to North-east and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South-south.
Chief Whip of the Senate is zoned to North-west, where the Katsina State-born president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, comes from, while North-central gets the office of Chief Whip of the House of Representatives.
The post of Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives is zoned to South-east.
The position of Majority Leader of the Senate is zoned to South-west, while Majority Leader of the House of Representatives goes to North-east. Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate is zoned to North-west, and Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives goes to North-central.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of APC is zoned to North-east, with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar widely expected to clinch the post.
South-east is given secretary of the BoT.
The posts of national chairman and national secretary of APC remain in the South-south and North-east, respectively. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun from Edo State is national chairman and Alhaji Maimala Buni from Yobe State is the national secretary.