Senate Presidency Tussle: Tinubu Intervenes, Makes Preference for Zoning

Amidst the consistent lobbying for the position of the Senate President, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu has declared a stance for zoning.

Tinubu disclosed his position known during a meeting with the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some National Assembly members on Wednesday over the zoning of the leadership of the incoming 10th National Assembly.

It was gathered that Tinubu did not accept proposals made by some members of the APC leadership and three South West senators for the Senate Presidency to be zoned to the South-South.

Tinubu said zoning the post to the South will allow all the qualified aspirants from South East and South South to go into a fair contest for senators to make their choice, just like APC delegates picked the presidential candidate of the party before the election.

The president-elect told the meeting to avoid a controversy that would cause a crisis in the party, directing the party stakeholders to go back and amend their recommendations to be the zoning of Senate President to the South.

He restated his quest for fairness, equity, and religious and regional balancing as his benchmark for the constitution of the National Assembly leadership.

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