Senate President: South-East good to go – Shehu Sani
Social activist Shehu Sani on Thursday said the office of
the Senate President should be zoned to the South East.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in
the 8th Senate, during an interview with Dailypost in Abuja on Thursday said
the South East has senators that are competent enough to be Senate President,
if the rules of the Red Chamber, particularly the ranking norm, were to be
The present structure of the APC, he observed, has naturally
positioned the South East to produce the 10th Senate President.
Speaking further, he said the former governor of Abia State
and senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, should
be considered for the position.
Senator Sani said: “The Senate Presidency should go to the
South East for equity and justice.
There is no better person to stabilise the National Assembly
and maintain balance like Orji Uzor Kalu [who] has demonstrated his flair as
Chief Whip of the Senate.
“I’m not of the APC, but I think he remains the best option
out of those who offered themselves. Kalu has the experience and the pedigree
Meanwhile, it was observed that some returnee senators and
first timers have indicated interest to contest for the Office of the Senate
President ahead of inauguration in the first week of June 2023.
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