2023 Governorship Election | Benue APC states position on zoning.


The Benue state Apc gubernatorial zoning Committee has announced far reaching resolutions taken after it rose from its sitting yesterday. The zoning Committee was constituted as a fall out from a two day retreat for all governorship aspirants on the platform of our party

The retreat was to enable all aspirants in collaboration with party elders and members of the state working committee interact with each other with the sole aim of aggregating opinions from all participants towards genuinely developing modalities that will assist in reducing the number of governorship aspirants as we commence the process of having a candidate to compete in the forthcoming General elections

The Committee painstakingly review all issues as it relates to both intermediate /zonal areas that have benefitted from governorship positions since the return of Democracy in 1978. The Committee came to understand that kwande intermediate area that is also parading very qualified aspirants to the governorship positions have had it twice having won for the first time and was also reelected for a second time and was indeed sworn in as against their brothers from Jechira intermediate area that won only once and were able to do below half of its term of four years.

We also acknowledged the fact that Zone C which is an integral part of the state has never benefitted the position since the return of Democracy in 1978 Based on the following analysis as it relates to the issue of governorship. The Committee came to a conclusion considered to be the most fair in the circumstances to this end the following resolutions were adopted by the zoning Committee of our party.

  1. Base on the above reasons, the Kwande intermediate area in Zone A should sheld their ambition in the porsuit of getting a candidate to run the 2023 Governoship Primaries on the platform of the APC.
  2. in view of this both Jeichira intermediate areas and Zone C based on the analysis has been granted express permission to continue in their pursuit of becoming a candidate of the party.

The committee finally appeal to those affected, for the interest of the party cooperate with this new development and regret any inconvenience this decision might have caused them.


Rt Hon. Paul Biam
APC State Secretary who doubles as Secretary, Governorship Zoning Committee.