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Why would Tinubu even consider a region that gave him less than 5% in an election- Kassim Afegbua

Several prominent politicians are vying for the position of Senate President in Nigeria's 10th Senate House of Assembly. There is ongoing discussion about whether the Senate Presidency should be allocated to the South East for the sake of inclusion and to regain the interest of the people in the country. However, Kassim Afegbua, the spokesperson for the Tinubu/Shettima campaign council, has alleged that the South East's agitation should not be the sole basis for them to receive the Senate Presidency.

Afegbua believes that it would be unfair to zone the Senate Presidency to the South East since they only contributed five percent to Tinubu's candidacy in the last election, while the South-South provided the necessary 25% to help Asiwaju win, according to INEC. As a result, only those who contribute to the party and candidate should be rewarded, according to him.

Afegbua stated that while anyone can make demands in a country, they should not ignore the South-South's contributions. He added that if a region such as the South-South provided 46% in five states for the APC's presidential candidate and won Rivers state, scoring more than 25% required for victory, they should be given priority. The South-South should be considered ahead of any other region in the South, according to him, and Tinubu should not be expected to consider a region that provided him with less than five percent of the vote in an election.

Balancing should come with a sense of contribution, according to Afegbua, and there is no need to beg the issue. What is good for the geese is also good for the ganders, he adds. As a result, before considering the South East's demand for the Senate Presidency, the South-South's contributions should be taken into account.


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