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Tinubu May Travel Out Ahead Of May 29 Swearing-in As The Battle For Senate Presidency Intensifies

Nigeria's President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set travel out of the country any moment.

According to the Leadership reports, Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahmon, confirming the travel plan, last night, said “The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, may travel out. But definitely not tomorrow.”

Tinubu is reportedly running away from all the drama about the zoning of leadership positions of the 10th National Assembly.

This is just as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the president-elect, have come under attack over the proposed zoning arrangement for the leadership of the National Assembly.

Tinubu reportedly backed Godswill Akpabio (South-south) and Barau Jibrin (North-west) for the senate president and deputy respectively.

However, northern Senators from Northern Nigeria have rejected the purported zoning of the office of the Senate President to the South, stating that they will produce the next Senate President.

It was gathered that over 39 out of the 58 Senators elected across the various political parties in Northern Nigeria, met on Sunday night and resolved that their region must produce the Senate President in the 10th National Assembly.

A ranking senator from the North West who revealed their meeting, said the senators-elect maintained that the North deserved the number three position in the country because the region delivered the highest number of votes for the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.

The lawmaker said his colleagues also agreed to hold an expanded meeting that would involve all the 58 elected senators from the three geopolitical zones of Nigeria in the second week of May.

The elected federal lawmaker said they would engage their counterparts from the Southern part of the country on the need to support their aspiration.

The lawmaker added that they had delegated two of their ranking members to meet with the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to relay their resolutions to him.

He said another meeting which would be a continuous one, had been rescheduled for Sunday.

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