SENATE PRESIDENT RACE: APC Governors Endorse Senator Godswill Akpabio


The outgoing Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, says that governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have resolved to zone the next Senate President to the South-south geopolitical region.

Ganduje said this on Thursday at a meeting with his Cross River counterpart, Governor Ben Ayade,  in Calabar, the state capital.

Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, was also present at the meeting.

The Kano governor assured that the APC governors have decided to support former governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, who is from the South-south, adding that nothing will change the plan of the zoning formula the governors had proposed for the party.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

While speaking during the meeting, Governor Ayade on his part, expressed gratitude for the choice of Akpabio and that the 10th Assembly Senate Presidency would come from the South South.

“I want to thank you so much for zoning the senate president to the south-south and to our brother from a neighbouring state who is also part of Cross River state,” the governor said.

“We want to thank you for this great opportunity because our dream of a Bakassi seaport is becoming very real.”

Akpabio and Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, are among the frontrunners from the south for the senate president seat.

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