Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu reportedly tells APC Chieftains to consider a Christian from the South South for Senate Presidency, Speakership to the North West, The Sun has reported.
HotNewsInNaija gathered that the former governor of Lagos State met the senators individually and told them what he had discussed with the party hierarchy.
According to the source as reported by The Sun, Jibrin who’s vying for the Senate Seat met outside to discuss with Senator Bamidele and Senator Solomon Adeola on the issue but the duo promised to talk to Tinubu on his case. Barau later went to meet Tinubu the second time and offered to be Deputy Senate President.
Further revelation by the source suggested that Senator Bamidele was endorsed by his colleagues in attendance to be Senate Leader, while Senator Adeola would be Chairman on Appropriation and Abiru tipped as Chairman, Committee on Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions.
The source said: “Tinubu had earlier called Lawan to see him on the matter and it was gathered that the Lawan told Tinubu that it would be difficult to market an Akpabio who allegedly denigrated the 8th Senate by forcing his way to be the minority leader as a first timer, and also accused the NASS members of receiving huge amounts of money from NDDC to approve the Commission’s budget.
Not satisfied with the response from the Senate President, the senators, according to the source, headed straight to Lawan’s residence in the dead of the night to convince him so that he could change his mind but they did not succeed.
They proceeded to see the Kaduna State Governor-Elect, Uba Sani but he also told them that the North had agreed that the position of the Speaker would go to the North West while the North Central would have the Deputy Senate President as a measure to check any rebellion.
“Sen. Uba Sani told his guests that there was no way the position of the Deputy Senate President would go to the North West which has already been asked to produce the Speaker.”
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