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APC integrity group insist on zoning of the Senate Presidency seat to North West zone

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
11 April 2023   |   6:42 am
The APC Integrity Caucus(AIC), has canvassed the zoning of the seat of the Senate President to the northwest geopolitical zone.

All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters celebrate in Lagos on March 1, 2023 after party candidate Bola Tinubu won Nigeria’s highly disputed weekend election, securing the former Lagos governor his life-long ambition of the presidency of Africa’s most populous democracy. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

The APC Integrity Caucus(AIC), has canvassed the zoning of the seat of the Senate President to the northwest geopolitical zone.

The coalition of Stakeholders of the party drawn from the National Assembly and Business Community argued that since the South West had taken the Presidency and North East, the Vice-Presidency, it was only expedient to allow the North West to take the Senate Presidency.

Led by Malam Musa Ahmed Jauro Dutse, the group at a press conference in Abuja noted: “The North West is the fulcrum of the Hausa/Fulani people of Nigeria. Whatever happens to the North West, has a direct or indirect effect(s)on all the Hausa Fulani people of Nigeria;

“So if the Senate Presidency is zoned to the North West,it can be said to have been zoned to the entirety of the Hausa Fulani people of Nigeria.

“The North West gave the highest votes to our party in the Presidential election and justice and fairness demand that the zone be compensated for the feat. Instead, they are busy mischievously plotting against the APC in other to take over the zone in 2027.”

The group re-stated its full support for the candidature of Senator Barau I.Jibrin for the presidency of the 10th Senate on the basis he has the requisite competence, cognate experience, and capacity and above all is the highest ranking senator among the senators in the zone.

The group remarked that the incessant calls by members of the opposition parties, especially the New Nigeria People’s Party(NNPP) on the APC leadership not to zone the Senate Presidency to the North West was part of a grand design to deny the zone of a powerful government position.

“We have uncovered their grand plots to engage in massive propaganda to demarket the North West Zone from the Senate Presidency race because of their desperate and selfish interest in taking over the zone- In the absence of a strong political office holder in the mould of the Senate President-That is why we are exposing them so that our leaders like the President-Elect will not be carried away by their antics.

It added: “We must resist them, we must not allow them to succeed in their desperate plans. The North West must not be pushed aside in the race, rather the zone should be compensated for being the highest voting block.

The Zone needs to be supported to have the Senate President’s slot so it can be put in the best position to do more for APC in 2027 God willing.”

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