As the tussle for the positions of the Senate President and House Of Reps Speaker continues to intensify ahead of the 10th National Assembly, renowned lawyer, and political analyst, Dr. Sam Amadi has insisted that the internal crisis currently rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its zoning formula for the leadership of the Red and Green Chambers of the Senate is as a result of the same faith ticket it chose to field for the presidential election.
Speaking during an interview on ARISE TV's 'News Night' a few hours ago, Amadi argued that the normal power-sharing formula that would have been adopted by the APC to create parity and satisfaction across the regions is no longer possible because the ruling party chose to field two Muslims as President and Vice-President respectively.
He said; "The crisis that the APC faces now is based on the fact that ordinarily if you have a President that is from the South, the Vice President and the Senate President should be from the North because the South has taken major job. Then the Speaker of the House of Representatives should then go to the South as well. Normally, this is how parity is created in the power-sharing formula. This is what the Northerners are also saying.
But because the APC has a Muslim President and Vice President, it puts them in a very difficult position. This means that if anybody is going to emerge from the Northwest or Northeast as Senate President, the person will most likely be a Muslim. So, this makes it inevitable for the ruling party to zone the seat to either the Southeast or South-South."
SOURCE: YouTube (Forward video to 1:49).
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