APC Reveals Candidates For Senate Presidency, Speakership


The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed its preferred candidates for the National Assembly leaderships, Senate Presidency and speakership.

The party picked Senator Godswill Akpabio as Senate President and Barau Jibrin as deputy senate president of the 10th National Assembly.

It also announced Hon. Abbas Tajudeen and Ben Kalu as Speaker and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.

Earlier, Akpabio had said the party was waiting for the APC National Working Committee (NWC) to come up with the zoning arrangements for the 10th National Assembly leadership.

Akpabio said this in Abuja while speaking to members of the National Assembly Press Corps on the sidelines of the induction programme organised by the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILDS) for senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect.

He said the issue of the next National Assembly leadership should not be a thing to speculate, saying stakeholders should be patient as the party’s leadership works out zoning arrangements.

“We are all waiting for the decision of the National Working Committee of our great party which we believe will be out very soon. When that comes out, we will know what position is going to which zone.”

“It is not something that we should begin to speculate. But I believe that justice will be done in terms of balancing the political equations in the country to ensure a very peaceful tenure for the incoming President.

“It is a normal thing for people to move one direction or the other. I am not worried about anything because I believe that the will of God will be done. In terms of being the Senate President, it is in the hands of my colleagues, the Senators-elect.

“They will take the decision and the will of God will be done. The lawmakers are the ones choosing the Senate President. But I believe that there should be cooperation between the lawmakers and the party. Once the leadership is out in place, there should be cooperation between the leadership and the administration,” he had said.


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