Musa Saidu, a prominent member of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), asserted that the South-East of Nigeria has no right to demand the position of Senate President for the tenth National Assembly.
According to Saidu, the reason the area is not qualified for the Senate President position is that it “failed to learn from its past mistakes,” Naija News has learned.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain was responding to the South-east Senate Caucus’ request that the APC zone the seat to the area for fairness and justice.
because it was not among the APC voters, it did not win the presidency of the 10th National Assembly.
“You are talking about fairness and justice when you didn’t even vote for the APC during the 2023 general election.
“How can you come out to say that the President-elect should zone the Senate Presidency to South-east when you didn’t vote for him?
“Supposing he didn’t win the election, would he be in the position to zone the Senate Presidency?”
He recounted that the region had similar challenge with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 when it demanded the position of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
“When you ganged up to defeat the APC even in the stronghold of the president-elect, what were you thinking of?
“The Senate Presidency is not for free; you have to work for it.
“You are calling for equity and fairness, but you decided to concentrate your votes for LP. Is there fairness in that?