Breaking: Group endorses Akpabio for Senate President slot
A group under the auspices of Northern Youth Forum (NYF) has said that the best form of justice in appointing principal officers of the current National Assembly is to ensure that the Senate President slot goes to the South-south.
A media statement signed by the group’s National Chairman Abubakar Lawal, said that the bold decision to return the nation’s presidency to the South in 2023 should be completed with zoning the lot of Senate President to the South-south, because “Nigeria has had three(3) Senate Presidents from North, namely David Mark, from Benue State, Bukola Saraki from Kwara State and Ahmed Lawal from Yobe State.
The Statement noted that South-south has so far demonstrated maturity in “giving total support to the three Senate Presidents, out of which Senator Godswill Akpabio got legislative experience as Minority Leader of the upper Chamber”.
NYF also called on APC leaders and supporters at home and abroad to support Senator Godswill Akpabio for the seat, for being a loya memberl and being the first to declared support to Tinubu during the party’s primary elections in Abuja.
The NYF, in the Statement, said since the new agenda is to Zone the House of Representatives slot to the North, “let the South take the Senate Presidency, in the spirit of justice, fairness and balance”.
The group expressed confidence that zoning the Senate President’s slot to the South-south at this time would be a political game-changer and a “bridge-building masterstroke by the APC at the national level.