A group of Northern senators elected have explained why the North must produce the next president of the Senate.
According to Vanguard, a ranking senator from the region, who spoke on a condition of anonymity, revealed that 39 out of the 58 senators-elect from the north have concluded a plan to install a north senator as the president of the senate.
He stated that this agreement was reached in a special meeting they convened from Sunday midnight to Monday, May 1, 2023.
Reports revealed that the 39 elected members have also concluded plans to summon a meeting within the northern caucus of the elected members, to deliberate on this decision, in some days to come.
He also revealed that they have also made a plan to meet all the honourable elected members across the country, to seek their support and endorsement of the northern candidate, as the senate president of the 10th national assembly.
It was gathered that they have insisted that the number three position of the country must come from the region, claiming that the highest number of votes that gave victory to Tinubu, at the February 25 presidential poll, came from the region.
Part of their resolution read, “Northern Senators-Elect met today( yesterday) Sunday, May 30, 2023, and deliberated amongst themselves across party lines. Before the meeting was adjourned the Senator’s elect agreed to the following resolutions.
“That such meeting should be expanded by extending an invitation to all elected senators from the three geo-political zones of North Central, North East and North West to attend the next meeting.
“The senators all agreed to work together irrespective of party, religion or zonal affiliations in the clamour for effective leadership in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“That the Senators-elect all have agreed that the President of the Senate shall emerge from the Northern part of the country.
“It should be on record the Northern part of the country contributed more votes to the victory of APC in the 2023 General Election hence the need to have the office of the President of the Senate of the 10th Assembly.
“That the Northern Senators agreed to mutually extend its cooperation with its southern counterparts in providing good governance in Nigeria as an essential tool to its stability and growth.”