Igbos Don’t Deserve Senate Presidency, Arewa Chieftain Says


Musa Saidu, a chieftain of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), says the South-East cannot get the Senate presidency of the 10th National Assembly because it failed to learn from its past mistakes.

Mr Saidu, also the leader of the Arewa Community in Southern Nigeria, said this on Tuesday in Abuja.

“I want to say without fear of contradiction that the South-East has no justification to start asking for the Senate Presidency of the 10th National Assembly because it is not part of those who voted for the APC,” the northern chieftain stated.

He added, “The South-East can’t be in contention for the Senate Presidency because its people didn’t vote for the APC.”

Mr Saidu was reacting to the demand by the South-East Senate caucus asking the APC to zone the position to the South-East for fairness and justice.

“You are talking about fairness and justice when you didn’t even vote for the APC during the 2023 general election. Other zones voted massively for the party and the President-elect, Senator Bola Tinubu, while you decided to give your votes entirely to the Labour Party,” the APC chieftain explained.

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