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Saraki, Akume jostle for Senate President seat

2015-04-02 13:23
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - With the All Progressives Congress (APC) winning majority of the seats in the Senate in the next dispensation, behind the scene moves for leadership positions in the upper chamber has begun, reports Daily Trust.

Senators Bukola Saraki from Kwara, George Akume from Benue and Abdullahi Adamu of Nasarawa are in contention for the Senate President seat.

The APC had tentatively zoned the position of the Senate President to the North Central after its national convention in December following the emergence Muhammadu Buhari, who is from the North West, as the party’s presidential candidate and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, from the South West.

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Incidentally all the three Senators jostling for the seat are former governors of their respective states.

The North East APC Senators are also making a case for the position of Senate President to be zoned to their region.

The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) is expected to take decisions on a power sharing arrangement in the coming days.

Read more at Daily Trust.

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