Senate Presidency: Yoruba Youths Drum Support For Saraki
THE Yoruba Youth Assembly has urged the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) to endorse Senator Bukola Saraki as the next Senate President. The group through its Spokesperson, Mr. Rotimi Opeyeoluwa, charged APC to make Nigerians proud by presenting a candidate considered the best for the office of the Senate President.
He said: “APC cannot afford not to give the nation the best from within its ranks for the post of Senate President and with due respect to other contestants, Saraki is the best man for the job.
“Saraki represents an opportunity for the Senate to live true to its finest hour since the return of democracy in 1999. A natural leader with flair for the welfare of people, Saraki will make a definite mark in the annals of our country. “It is time for a new generation of leaders to take charge of the Senate.
Saraki is in that mould and to see him lead the Senate will be like watching a grand master in charge of an orchestra”.
The group added that electing the right man remains a great task that the newly elected lawmakers must take cognizance of on account of the high expectation of Nigerians for quality governance.
It noted that the required synergy, which the presidency would need must resonate with the thinking of the leadership of the National Assembly, especially the Senate leadership for the strategic partnership which is needed to forge a sound working relationship in the interest of the country.
Meanwhile, two ranking Senators have described as a welcome development, a statement credited to the pioneer Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, that the party will not apply geopolitical configuration to determine leadership positions in the National Assembly.
While both Senators Kabir Marafa and Olusola Adeyeye noted that the step would help in reducing tension in the party, Adeyeye however stated that even without the zoning formula, people would still be sensitive to the ethnocentric dimension of Nigerian politics and the geopolitical configuration of the country.
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