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Godswill Akpabio is the next Senate President — Ganduje

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The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday evening in Calabar, Cross River State, communicated the consensus agreement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the zoning of the Senate President of the 10th Assembly to the South-South region of the country.

Ganduje broke the cheering news to the South-South at a meeting with his Cross River State counterpart, Sen. Ben Ayade.

“The uncommon governor and uncommon minster, referring to Senator Godswill Akpabio is poised to become the next Senate President,” he declared.

Persecondnews reports that ahead of the proclamation of the 10th National Assembly in June with ranking lawmakers from different geo-political zones lobbying to preside over the apex legislative institution in the country, Ganduje doused the political frenzy and uncertainty on who will be the Senate President.

He said: “The Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will come from the South-South and it is no other person than the former governor of Akwa Ibom.

“The uncommon governor, the uncommon minister who is going to be the uncommon president of the senate. So, we have resolved that.

“I am giving you assurance, we are waiting for the D-Day that he will be the Senate President of Nigeria.”

Speaking, Ayade underscored the importance of zoning the Presidency of the Senate to the South.

“I thank you for actually zoning the President of the Senate to the South-South, and to our brother from the neighbouring state (Akwa Ibom), who is also part of Cross-River State.”

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