Kano, not S’East, deserves Senate presidency, argues APC chief
Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Muazu Dansarauniya, has argued that the Senate presidency should be zoned to Kano in the North West, and not the South East as some party members clamour.
Dansarauniya, who was Commissioner for Works and Housing in Kano, said Sen. Barau Jibril should be the next Senate President to form a rallying point for the party in the North West.
According to him, if the party leadership settles for a Senate President from the North West and Kano in particular, a strong base will be created for the party in the region to march the opposition trying to take control.
He said: “Some people talk about fairness and equity in terms of politics. I want to highlight that democracy has a principal rule, which is about participation.
“So, you cannot deny the party votes and when the party is equitably sharing positions, you say because of national unity, you want to take the critical position. All I am saying to our brothers in other regions is that 2027 is not far away; go back, work hard, join us to make success of the next election and you will get your fair share of reward and recognition.”
Dansarauniya called on APC leaders to look at the contribution of APC members to the party’s success while allotting positions.
“We, in the North West, have done very well in this presidential election. We have contributed the most votes. So, you see, even in terms of reward and recognition, we have the right to say we need to have the Senate presidency.
“The presidency has gone to our partners in the South West, the vice presidency has gone to our partners in the North East, and the largest voting and political bloc deserves the presidency of the Senate.”