APC youth group makes case for zoning of Senate president to Northwest
The All-Progressives Congress, (APC) Northwest youths, have appealed to the President-elect, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, the party leadership, and stakeholders to zone the seat of the Senate President to the Northwest.
The youths said zoning the Senate president seat to the NorthWest becomes imperative, bearing in mind the region’s active participation and contribution towards the victory of the party in the just concluded presidential election.
The APC youths group said it observed that the party is taking too long to deliberate on which region should occupy the senate president seat as the region have capable lawmakers from APC that were re-elected and can occupy the seat.
In a statement by the Northwest APC youth leader, Hon. Abdulhamid Umar Moh’d (Oscar), he explained that the Northwest remains a major APC stronghold in the geo-political scheme of the country, followed by the Southwest, North East, Northcentral, South-South, and South East.
According to him, there is a need to compensate the northwest region with the seat of the senate president due to the votes and supports garnered from the region.
“We gave President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu the highest number of votes, Among the entire geopolitical zones across the country, the youths and every other person from the northwest geopolitical zone that exercised their civic obligation and voted the president-elect will be gladly overwhelmed if the Senate Presidential seat is zoned to the Northwest.
“We observed that the party has been deliberating on zoning of the senate president seat for quite a while, there is no need to deliberate on this, judging from ranking perspective, APC have senators that are highly competent from the Northwest. Some have been in the National Assembly since 1999 and are doing very well in addressing issues regarding the country as a whole. We also have senators returning for there third time in the senate which are competent enough to deliver in the 10th coming senate.
“For equity and fairness, the Southwest produced the president-elect, the Northeast produced Vice president-elect while the party chairman is from the Northcentral, and the northwest that gave the largest block of votes and support that assured the victory of the party deserve compensation.
“We are therefore, urging the party leadership and president and vice president elect to zone the senate president seat to the Northwest, this will canvass enormous support and confidence of the APC leadership by our teaming voters across the geo political zone who went out in mass to ensure victory of our great party.”