Senate presidency: APC youths drum support for Goje

Senate presidency: APC youths drum support for Goje

- Aminu Makko says Senator Danjuma Goje is the best candidate for the 9th Senate’s presidency

- The APC youth leader argued that the former governor is elected next Senate president would ensure a robust legislature in the 9th Assembly

- Makko described Goje as the father of modern-day Gombe state, saying that his achievements were countless

The northeast zonal organising secretary of the APC youth caucus, Aminu Makko has said that Senator Danjuma Goje was the best candidate for the 9th Senate’s presidency.

In a statement issued on Sunday, May 27, in Abuja, Makko said that of all the people that were contesting the position, Senator Goje was the most qualified.

He argued that apart from the experience gained from many years in the legislature, the former governor was well grounded in executive procedures as well.

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According to the youth leader who is also national treasurer Young Leadership Association of Nigeria (YLAN), Goje’s Senate presidency would ensure a robust legislature in the 9th Assembly.

“Whoever is going to be elected as the next president of the Senate should have such antecedents that eminently qualify him for the job," he said.

The youth leader added that based on the tripod nature of governance in Nigeria – executive, legislature and judiciary, Sen. Goje was better qualified having had experience in two of the three arms.

“The Senate should be led by a personality that has tasted the intrigues of power, particularly in two areas of being the executive and the legislative arms of government.

“Taking a look at those eyeing the Senate presidency, Senator Danjuma Goje, is the only candidate that is eminently qualified for the job. He was a Governor of Gombe state for eight years, after which he became a Senator,” he said.

Makko described Goje as the father of modern-day Gombe state, saying that his achievements were countless.

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Goje is an APC senator representing Gombe Central. He had served as a member of the Bauchi state House of Assembly from 1979-1983, and became a minister of state, power & steel from 1999–2001. He was later elected governor of Gombe state and served for eight years.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that senators-elect of the 9th National Assembly are set for a real struggle during their inauguration over the kind of voting to use for electing presiding officers in the upper chamber.

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