Some reports claim that President Muhammadu Buhari directed the selection of a standard-bearer of Southern origin.
Muhammad Nata’ala Keffi, spokesman to National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu said the gathering didn’t discuss zoning.
In a statement on Sunday, Keffi noted that such claims were false, mischievous and misleading.
He said the President only advised the aspirants to build “a consensus that would help the party reduce the number of aspirants and bring up a formidable candidate”.
“From the quotations from Mr President’s speech, nowhere was zoning mentioned.
“We call on the public to disregard any information about the zoning of the presidential contest to any part country.
“What Mr President want is the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians; no more, no less.”