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North-Central senators-elect want Deputy Senate President position

By Kingsley Okoye/Naomi Sharang

Senators- elect from the North-Central have  said that the least position worthy of the zone was the position of  the Deputy President of the Senate.

Senator-elect for Nasarawa West Senatorial District, Ahmed Wadada  (SDP-Nasarawa) made the declaration on behalf of the North -Central Senators-elect caucus at a news conference in Abuja on Friday.

Wadada, who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Yakin Keffi, said that the least position the zone would go for was the position of the Deputy Senate President.

He said: “We as a caucus meet and first welcome the President -elect from his trip and asked that fairness takes place in the distribution of leadership to all the geo-political zones.

“Of course we are aware that there are agitations from various geo- political zones on the positions of Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

“Haven been aware of these agitations of course, it should be called to mind that the South-West and the North-East haven’t produced the president and vice president respectfully.

“The north-central as a result of that is of the stand and position that the least position we will go for is the deputy senate president and this is not just coming today.

“The north-central caucus has been consistent from the commencement of the politics that will lead to the emergence of the leadership of the national assembly.

“That has always been our position that  we are for the deputy senate president position and that is what we stand for.

“We shall work in harmony, mutuality and cordiality with all other geo- political zones for the good of Nigeria but not to be compromised for any reason what so ever.”

The senators-elect also disclosed that the caucus was projecting Sen. Sani Musa ( APC-Niger) for the position of Deputy Senate President of the 10th Senate.

“We made it clear at our maiden meeting to give the position to the  chairman of this caucus, Sen. Sani Musa.

“We all agreed among us that whatever comes to north-central goes to Sen. Sani Musa because we are a united family.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the caucus comprised members of different political parties

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