Senate Presidency: Group Wants North-Central’s Candidate

A youth group, Northern Nigerian Youth Council (NNYC) has appealed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and senators to allow the North Central zone to produce the president of the 8th Senate.

In a press statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, president of the group, Comrade Murtala Garba, said the contributions of the North Central zone to the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general election should be rewarded with the position.

It also noted that more than any region, APC leaders in the zone have gone extra miles to deliver a very strong Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) region to the APC.

Saying that the North Central is more deserving of the Senate top job, Garba explained that there are enough senators from the zone with the capacity to do the job.

“North Central is also blessed with senators that have the ability to control the massive personalities of 109 senators that have, without doubt, reached the zenith in their respective fields and callings,” he stated.

“Zoning political positions has become a necessary fact of life in Nigeria, so we, the Northern Nigeria Youth Council believe, the APC should first concentrate on that before individual qualifications are advanced,” he added.

“Accordingly, from the two main contending zones of North East and North Central, we are convinced that the position should go to North Central because it’s the right thing to do.