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Northern senators-elect insist on producing senate president

Senators-elect from the North have insisted that the region must produce the senate president in the 10th national assembly. It was gathered that the lawmakers…

Senators-elect from the North have insisted that the region must produce the senate president in the 10th national assembly.

It was gathered that the lawmakers from various political parties, took the decision Sunday night during a meeting in Abuja, which was attended by 39 out of the 58 northern senators-elect.

Daily Trust had, last week, reported that the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has concluded plans to pair the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, with Senator Jibrin Barau (Kano) as Senate president and deputy respectively.

A senator from the North West, who preferred not to be named, said yesterday that the northern senators-elect insisted that the senate president should be zoned to the north in appreciation for the region’s support to the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the last presidential election.

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He said the meeting resolved to reach out to their counterparts from the south to support their position.

The source added that the Forum had also delegated two of its ranking members to meet with the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to relay their resolutions to him.

 

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