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APC Senate caucus picks Saraki as Senate President-Dino Melaye reveals
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APC Senate caucus picks Saraki as Senate President-Dino Melaye reveals

As the jostling for the best man to lead the upper chamber of the Nigerian legislative arm gathers momentum, it seems that the APC Senate Caucus has endorsed the candidature of Kwara Central Senator, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

The open endorsement of Saraki by a group called Like Minded Senators was announced during the on-going retreat of the All Progressives Congress by newly-elected Senator from Kogi State, Dino Melaye.

Dino Melaye

According to Melaye “The issue of National Assembly leadership is about integrity, competence, discipline and leadership skills and not about fixing of candidates just for mere horse-trading.

” Our stand is about electing a senator who eventually becomes the Chairman of National Assembly and relates with the executive on behalf of Nigerians, fellow Senators and the National Assembly as an institution.

“Furthermore leadership of National Assembly, is about the Senator that has the wherewithal to stabilize the legislative institution, working with the executive and judicial arm of government to be effective and perform to their optimal capacity.

In addition, we are aware of the fact that ALL Senators from the North Central zone have taken a firm position that they are only interested in the office of the Senate President which has been earlier zoned by the National Working Committee of our party and we are also aware that North Central Senators have resolved to abide by the resolution of the zone on a single candidate and anything short of this is an attempt to jeopardize the collective interest of the zone.

Of the 59 Senators of the APC, 35 of us present here today hereby reaffirm our collective commitment and resolution to ensure that the candidature of Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki as the Senate President of 8th Assembly. We have also resolved that the office of the Deputy Senate President be zoned to the North East”

Reacting to this endorsement on his twitter Senator Bukola Saraki stated ” I am grateful that 35 out of 59 APC Senators-elect “making it a majority” endorsed my candidacy as President.

“Position of the Senate President is 1st among equals. I’m delighted majority in my party & opposition WHO WIL VOTE have endorsed me.

 

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