The All Progressives Congress, APC National Assembly members got the nod to negotiate with the opposition in their bid for principal positions in the Ninth Assembly.
The party said in a statement signed by National Publicity Secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu, who said it is democratic to do so, stressed that the party has nothing against its members seeking cooperation with other legislators as it is confident that they will not betray the party.
There has been reports of Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan, who has been adopted for Senate President, holding meetings with members of the opposition, but Issa-Onilu said that Lawan was adopted by the party for the position in the first place because of his ability to carry everyone along, which is needed for such a position.
He also said that the party will announce its zoning arrangement for the National Assembly leadership in the coming days.