A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), George Agbakahi, while speaking on Arise Television News recently, has said that producing a senate president from the South East region will help the APC reduce the influence of the obidients in the South East region.
Photo: George Agbakahi.
Agbakahi, who spoke extensively about the issue of the zoning of the senate Presidency, alleged that the Labour Party is growing strong in the South East and that a senate President from the region will be a way to quench the burning fire of the 3rd-force party in the region.
The APC politician said that zoning the Senate Presidency to the South East will also help the ruling party to pull itself together to prepare itself against the opposition in the next elections as he believes Tinubu is likely to run for re-election in 2027.
Speaking further, Agbakahi pointed that the argument from some people that the South East should not get the Senate Presidency because the region did not perform for the APC in the just concluded elections is misplaced.
In his words, be said: I believe South East is more appropriate to get the Presidency of the Senate. If you check the trajectory of our (APC) victory in the just concluded Presidential elections, we are all aware that Labour Party is becoming tremendously entrenched in the South East and having a President of Senate from the South East, it will help us tremendously in wading off the obidients. It will help us tremendously to be able to bring ourselves together and challenge Labour Party in the upcoming elections.
We are aware that our President-elect, distinguished Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will run for re-election in 2027 and we also need South–East. The argument from some quarters that the South East did not perform excellently well in the Presidential election and in that respect, they will be exempted from becoming the President of the Senate, I believe that, that argument is misplaced."
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