- An APC chieftain of has blamed the Igbos for losing an opportunity to grasp a leadership position in the Senate
- The deputy national secretary of the APC said the party should not be blamed for not zoning the position of Senate president or its deputy to the south east
- According to Yekini Nabena, the south easterners should blame themselves for queuing behind Atiku Abubakar
Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) has blamed the Igbos for losing the opportunity to grasp a leadership position in the Senate.
Nabena said APC should not be blamed for not zoning the position of Senate president or its deputy to the south east.
Reacting to comments by a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor-Kalu that he will contest for the post of Senate President if he is not given the slot for deputy, Nabena said the south east should blame itself for queuing behind Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP in the just concluded presidential elections.
Daily Independent reports that Nabena said that while nobody is stopping Kalu from contesting for the position of Senate president, the reality remains that he (Kalu) cannot win since the zoning arrangement does not favour him.
He also advised the former governor to blame his people in the south east for putting all their eggs in one basket by rejecting President Muhammadu Buhari and casting over 90 percent of their votes for Atiku.
Nabena said: “He (Kalu) can contest for the position of Senate President. But the issue is, can he win? Nobody is stopping him from contesting. Igbo people always play themselves out. So, Kalu cannot blame APC."
“He should blame his own people from the south east. He should blame them because they don’t know how to play politics. They play politics like a one-way thing.
They all voted for Atiku in the presidential election. So, now that Atiku lost, who will help people like Orji Kalu? 99.9% of them followed Atiku," Nabena added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the senators elected on the platform of the PDP have kicked against plans by the leadership of the APC to impose Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan, as the 9th National Assembly Senate president.
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In a statement released on Tuesday, March 26, the PDP senators also warned APC to leave Bukola Saraki out of its plan to produce the Senate president.
Legit.ng gathers that the statement was signed by Senator Dino Melaye and minority leader, Biodun Olujimi.
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