APC, governors have chosen Akpabio as Senate president, says Ganduje
Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its governors have chosen Senator Godswill Akpabio, as Senate President.
Ganduje disclosed this while speaking as a guest of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River.
According to Ganduje, the inner caucus of the APC has decided that the South-South will produce the President of the Senate.
“The Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will come from the South-South and no other person than the former governor of Akwa Ibom. The uncommon governor, the uncommon minister May 28 the uncommon president of the Senate,” Ganduje said.
“So, we have resolved for that and we are giving you assurance, we are waiting for the D-Day he will be the Senate President of Nigeria.”
In his remarks, Ayade thanked the ruling party for zoning the Senate President to the South-South region.
“I want to actually thank you so much for zoning the president of the Senate to the South-South and to our brother from our neighbouring state who is also part of Cross Rivers State we thank you and celebrate for this great opportunity because our dream is becoming real.”
Ahead of the June 13 inauguration of the National Assembly, about 10 Senators have indicated interest in the Senate presidency.
Aside from Akpabio, others in the race include Osita Izunaso, a senator representing Imo West Senatorial District; Uzor Orji Kalu, the Senate chief whip; Barau Jibrin, chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation; Ahmad Lawan, incumbent Senate president; Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe; and Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo State governor.