The chances of Senator Tanko Umar Al-Makura of clinching the National Chairmanship position of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are getting bigger as the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party has ruled out some frontline candidates for the National Chairmanship of the ruling party.
The party has zoned the National Chairman to the North-central.
This arrangement has knocked out former governor of Maiduguri Alli Modu Sheriff, former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari and Danjuma Goje (Gombe) and Sylvester Moniedafe from Adamawa State who are all outside the North-central zone.
The National Convention holds on March 26.
Those cleared are former governors of Nasarawa State and senators, Tanko Al-Makura and Abdullahi Adamu; Senator Mohammed Sani Musa (Niger); former Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Malam Saliu Mustapha (Kwara); Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume (Benue) and former member, House of Representatives and Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Bawa Bwari.
They are from the North-Central states.
The South-West clinched the National Secretary of the party in the zoning arrangemtn. It will also produce the National Youth Leader of the ruling party.
The CECPC approved the zoning formula as recommended by the Committee on Zoning at its regular meeting on Tuesday March 8.
The zoning formula is for the March 26 National Convention of the ruling party.