Senator Ali Ndume has said President Bola Tinubu told him that Senator Godswill Akpabio is his preferred candidate for the President of the 10th Senate.
Ndume said this on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday.
In May, the All Progressives Congress had zoned four principal positions for the 10th National Assembly and named elected lawmakers to occupy each position.
The zoning arrangement is as follows: Senate President – South-South, Senator Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); and Deputy Senate President – North West, Senator Barau Jibrin (Kano).
Others are the Speaker of the House of Representatives (North-West) – Abass Tajudeen (Kaduna); and Deputy Speaker, South East-Hon. Ben Kalu (Abia).
Ndume who is representing Borno South at the Senate also that the President won’t change his stance on the leadership of the 10th Senate.
Admitting strong competition from the camp of the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, Ndume revealed that 75 out of 109 members have already queued behind the ambition of Akpabio as of today…