10th Assembly: APC Nominates Akpabio, Kalu, Others as Senate President, Speaker

The National Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress has zoned its Senatorial Presidency to South-South Region precisely Senator Godswill Akpabio, the former governor of Akwa Ibom State.

This was made known in a statement made available by the National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Felix Morka on Monday after a meeting with the President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The statement also stated that the deputy senate president will be Senator Barau Ibrahim of Kano State in North West.

For the Speakership position, it zoned to Kaduna State of the North West and precisely to Honourable Abass Tajudeen and the deputy speaker to Honourable Benjamin Kalu of Abia State, the South East region.

The list put to rest the power struggle which has existed among lawmakers in the 10th National Assembly.

Meanwhile, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has written to APC NWC, and 108 Senators elect of Intention to be the next Senate President offering himself with sincerity of heart, humility, and candour to promote and defend the constitution and foster a congenial and cordial relationship between the executive and judiciary.

The letter to the party leaders reads: “It is with a deep sense of joy and humility that I bring you warm greetings and that of Abia North Senatorial zone.

“My emergence as the Senator to represent Abia North in this critical time in the history of our dear nation comes with huge responsibilities, top of which is to make quality laws for the good governance of our people.

“To be able to achieve these enviable goals, we require good leaders who will pilot the affairs of the 10th Senate.

“Leadership of a sophisticated Senate at the 10th Session will need men and women with abundance of shared vision, consensus building, charisma, credibility, and pragmatism in the saddle.

“This is why I most humbly write to officially inform you of my interest to be elected the next Senate President.

“I make this offer to serve you and the Nigerian people with sincerity of heart, humility, and candour.

“The biggest asset I bring to the table is wisdom and experience garnered over the years in the management of human and material resources.

“I promise to work for you, promote and defend the constitution and the party, and foster a congenial and cordial relationship between the party, the executive, and the judiciary.

“One thing is indubitably certain: working together in unity and mutual love and respect, we can take Nigeria to the real next level of peace, progress, and development”.

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