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Pressure Mounts On Tinubu As Powerful Northerners Move To Checkmate Him On Senate Presidency

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the resolution of the numerous petitions contesting Bola Tinubu' s election victory at the election tribunal, there are strong indications that the president-elect, Bola Tinubu' s, strategists are showing keen interest in who becomes the next President of the Senate, THISDAY has learned.

"This is due to the fact that Senators Godswill Akpabio, a former Senate Minority Leader and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Senate Chief Whip, and Mr. Dave Umahi, the outgoing Governor of Ebonyi State, have continued to be serious contenders for the Senate Presidency."

Meanwhile, former Kaduna North Central senator Shehu Sani has taken to social media to mock northerners aspiring for the Senate's top position.

According to reports, Bola Tinubu, Nigeria's incoming president, won a sizable amount of votes from the country's northern region, which helped him win the election.

However, there have been a number of squabbles within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as senators, particularly from the Southern and Northern regions, vie for key positions in the 10th National Assembly.

While Southern politicians claimed they were running for the position out of a sense of equity, Northern politicians claimed they were more deserving of the same Senate Presidency seat.

In a tweet on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday, Sen. Sani reacted on the points, saying that the same northerners who supported Tinubu now want to checkmate the President-elect.

The former lawmaker described the situation as someone who is in love but is both doubtful and afraid of it.

"The Northerners who backed Asiwaju to the throne are now stating they want the Senate Presidency to checkmate him. It' s an effective political ploy. But it' s like being in love while also having doubts and being afraid. It is said that true love is blind."

In another post on the microblogging site, Sani expressed concern about Nigeria's economic situation.

According to the Kaduna legislator, Nigerians' life may get more difficult in the future.

There is little doubt that the typical Nigerian would have a more difficult time responding to future economic developments as a result of the economic wreckage that this government will leave behind.

The time has come to pay, Sani declared on Twitter, because they gained control by fraud and wasteful borrowing.

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