President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday, met with the Lawmakers-elect, urging the elected members of the National Assembly to support Senator Godswill Akpabio (All Progressives Congress, Akwa Ibom) to become the Senate president and Honourable Tajudeen Abbas (APC, Kaduna) as speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tinubu said this when he met a joint session of the National Assembly members-elect comprising senators and members of the House of Representatives across all parties at the Ado Villa, according to Daily Trust.
Tinubu advised the legislators to respect the choices of the APC for the National Assembly leadership.
The President and Vice President, Kashim Shettima, are Muslims, and the anointed candidate of the APC for the Speakership seat, Abass Tajudeen, is also a Muslim from Kaduna state, although, Senator Akpabio is a a Christian from the South-South.
Meanwhile, Akpabio is in a race against time as his Senate Presidential bid is gradually crashing before him. With less than a week to the election of principal officers in the National Assembly, Akpabio’s past has begun to haunt him.
It was gathered that some senators-elect in the APC has begun to back out from his camp due to his old feud with the Senate while he served as a Minister.