The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has said it has asked the leaders of the party in the North-East to fill the vacant National Secretary position in the APC.
The position became vacant after Mai Mala Buni left to become the governor of Yobe State.
The party’s NWC then appointed the Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, as acting National Secretary.
A statement by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, had said Giadom from Rivers State would act pending when Yobe State nominated a replacement.
But findings by our correspondent revealed that the state had yet to nominate a replacement.
However, Waziri Bulama, Kashim Imam, and a former interim National Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Tijani Tumsah, are said to be interested in the post.
But a source within the NWC said, “The position is zoned to the North-East and we expect leaders from the zone to meet very soon and come up with their choice.
“Since the Deputy National Auditor is from Borno, the National Secretary would have to come from Yobe.
“Two national officers cannot come from one state and leave the other without any.”
At the last convention of the party, Bulama, who served as the Deputy Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council during the last elections, stepped down for Buni after an agreement by leaders of the party from the North-East.
Issa-Onilu said on Wednesday, “The role of the NWC is to ratify the nomination of the candidate. It is the responsibility of the leaders to make their choice.”