REJECTION OF AKPABIO: Tinubu in Talks with Ahmed Lawan, Gbajabiamila

...Talibabaa > Abuja <

Following sustained outcry in the public space in the past weeks including several outbursts and rejection by most of the Senators-elect, against speculated pronouncement sorrounding the candidature of Senator Godswill Akpobio for the seat of the Senate President, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu has met with Senator Ahmed Lawan and Gbajabiamila, leaders of the outgoing National Assembly in what observers describe as frantic efforts to restrategize and possibly scout for better a candidate, inline with recommendations of the NWC's letter that suggested "further and better consultations"

Recall that an alleged pronouncement which was made by the fomer Governor Ganduje of Kano State, suggesting that the Akwa-Ibom born senator was favoured by the APC, generated unprecedented heated reactions by Senators-elect, Civil Society Groups, the media and the general public, protesting against the aspiration of Akpabio to the seat of the number 3man in Nigeria. They argued that the incoming President of the 10th National Assembly should be a person of impeccable character, not a man with excessive baggage of corruption, litigations and pending warrants of arrest hanging on his neck.

The people further argued that, apart from curruption charges on Senator Akpabio, that, there is dare need to balance power sharing in Nigeria, so as to douse prevailing tension in the country and to give other regions a sense of belonging; with the Southwest and Northern part of the country haven produced the President and Vice President respectively, that, it is only fair for the Southeast to produce the next Senate President.

The poeple went ahead to opine that an atmosphere for accelerated development can only be achieved when there is relative peace in the country. The people congratulated Asiaju Bola Tinubu for his ability to read in between the lines by making U-turn to seek for a further and better consultations ■ END

... investigatorsnews

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