Tension As Tinubu Set To Hold Meeting With APC Senators, Reps, NWC Over Formation Of 10th Assembly


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The President-Elect, Bola Tinubu, is set to hold a meeting with Senators and the House of Representatives as well as members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

Hotnewsdrop learnt that the purpose of the high-powered delegation meeting is for deliberation on the selection of Principal Officers for the National Assembly ahead of the inauguration of the 10th Assembly.

A source, who is a member of the House of Representatives confided in the Nigerian Tribune that the major agenda of the proposed meeting is majorly to discuss the zoning of the next President of the Senate to the South-East to ensure a balance of power across other geopolitical zones of the Federation.

The source who pleaded anonymity said the North Central and the South-South geopolitical zones are expected to produce the Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker.

The lawmaker further stated that “There is tension already and the party is determined to reduce it by doing its best to zone its offices beginning with the Senate Presidency to the South East, arrangements have been concluded to meet with our President-elect Bola Tinubu on this matter.

“Since 2015 the distribution of leadership positions by the APC has not been balanced and we are committed to correcting it with the 10th Assembly, so far we are the majority with 57 senatorial seats.

“During our party Primaries, the Southeast didn’t get the support of the party to produce the flag bearer, this didn’t go down well with them now this is another opportunity to prove to Nigerians that we are a party for all.

“Although the decision lies with the Leadership of our party and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the NWC are on the same page with regards to this matter and our President-elect is a listener who loves to carry everyone along regardless of tribe or religion and he understands how marginalised the South-East have been in the scheme of things.

“By the time we meet him, I’m sure he will see reasons to support our cause.”

Hotnewsdrop learnt that some names being eyed include Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu while Sani Musa (APC-Niger North Senatorial District is being positioned for the Deputy Senate President.

Also, the incumbent Deputy Speaker, Idris Ahmed Wase who is a four-term member in the House, has been tipped for the position of the Speaker of the 10th Assembly.

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