Igbo Senate Presidency Under Threat as Prominent Northern Senator Joins Race, Gives Strong Argument to APC
- The former governor of Zamafara state, Abdulaziz Yari, has argued that the next senate president should come from the northwest of Nigeria
- According to Yari, the region produced the highest number of votes for the APC and Bola Tinubu during the February 25 presidential election and, as such, earned the position
- The ex-governor stressed that although there were challenges before the poll, stakeholders in the region were able to overcome them and produce the highest number of votes for Tinubu
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Gusau, Zamfara - Abdulaziz Yari, former Zamfara state governor, has joined the race for the 10th senate presidency ahead of its inauguration in the coming months.
According to The Cable, Yari explained that the northwest zone should produce the next senate president because the region gave the highest number of votes to the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the February 25 presidential election.
Why northwest should produce next senate president, ex-APC governor reveals
He said Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the APC during the election, garnered 2,652,235 votes in the region, the highest the party got in a geopolitical zone.
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The former governor will represent the Zamfara west senatorial district in the next national assembly.
Yari disclosed his position in a video shared by an APC chieftain, Imran Muhammad, on Twitter on Sunday, March 26.
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He posited that the election had come and gone, and the northwest produced the highest votes for the president-elect and the ruling party as usual.
According to him, some people made serious moves to subvert the chances of the APC in the region, but stakeholders were able to put in their best and still produced the highest votes for the party.
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His statement reads in part:
“Now, we have president (Tinubu) from the south-west, we have the vice-president from the north-east and the north-west is waiting."
"It's my turn to be Senate President": Orji Kalu declares
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Abia-north senator-elect, Orji Kalu, has said it is his turn to be the next senate president as the national assembly prepares for transition.
Kalu said it was his turn to be the next senate president and urged the ruling APC to zone the senate presidency to his village at Igbere in Abia's north.
The two-term governor of Abia state made the assertion on Tuesday morning while speaking to journalists at the national assembly.