Senate President: South-East good to go – Shehu Sani


Social activist Shehu Sani on Thursday said the office of the Senate President should be zoned to the South East.

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Senate, during an interview in Abuja on Thursday said the South East has senators that are competent enough to be Senate President, if the rules of the Red Chamber, particularly the ranking norm, were to be considered.

The present structure of the APC, he observed, has naturally positioned the South East to produce the 10th Senate President.

Speaking further, he said the former governor of Abia State and senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, should be considered for the position.

Senator Sani said: “The Senate Presidency should go to the South East for equity and justice.

There is no better person to stabilise the National Assembly and maintain balance like Orji Uzor Kalu [who] has demonstrated his flair as Chief Whip of the Senate.

“I’m not of the APC, but I think he remains the best option out of those who offered themselves. Kalu has the experience and the pedigree as well.”

Meanwhile, Saga Gist observed that some returnee senators and first timers have indicated interest to contest for the Office of the Senate President ahead of inauguration in the first week of June 2023.

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