“Southeast, South-South should produce next Senate President – Arewa youths

Arewa youths protesting in support of the suspension of Onnoghen in Kaduna …yesterday. PHOTO: NAN

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Tuesday, said the South-South and Southeast should be allowed to produce the next Senate President.

AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima, said Senators should avoid picking a leader that would be a rubber stamp to President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.

Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima said competence and character should be the basis for selecting the next Senate President.

According to Shettima: “The South-South and Southeast have come to the fore, but it’s left to the National Assembly to look inward because we expect that the Senate Presidency should come from there.

“They should look out for a competent hand and consider it. The Southsouth and Southeast are more qualified, and they should come from there. They should consider selecting a more serious-minded person from those zones; they should not consider a rubber-stamped leader.

“They should look out for the character before deciding who emerges so that there would be a truly democratic process in the National Assembly. If we have a rubber stamp like this ninth Assembly, then we would have a problem; there must be check and balances.”

Shettima also urged Tinubu to ensure his administration provides justice for all Nigerians.

“As Tinubu assumes office, I want him to look inward and discharge his duty as the president of Nigeria, he shouldn’t be seen as a sectional leader. He should do justice to all,” he added.

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