A Few days ago, It was reported that the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has endorsed Senator Akpabio as his preferred choice to lead the 10th assembly. And after this report, the APC Northern Governors being led by the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje openly endorsed Akpabio to lead the 10th Senate. Senator Ifeanyi Ubah who is representing Anambra South under the YPP has alleged that the decision of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu has not reflected equity and fairness by endorsing Senator Akpabio as an unopposed candidate.
He argued that if the President-elect intend to zone the ticket to the South-South, he should have consulted the Senators from the South-East. He contended further that the endorsement Senator Akpabio has received does not really matter in getting the Senate Presidency. According to him, what happens on the floor on that day always turns out to be different from what people have expected.
He said, ''If you go through the records from 2015, you will know that getting the Presidency of 10th assembly is not about signature or endorsement. It's about voting, it's an institution that is standing by itself. This us the real realm of politics, its about what happened on the floor on that day. This is not the first time it has happened. In 2015, somebody had about 300 votes. And then he lost the election. The point is that things should be done equitably.
Nobody is opposing the President elect, Bola Tinubu but it's too early to jump into the race to endorse Akpabio. If really he feels that it should be zoned to the South-South. He should have asked both the South East and the South-South. And then we would have discussed because we have senators from South-South and South-East. And that is equity and fairness.''
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