The All Progressive Congress (APC) has unveiled the former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio as the consensus candidate for the seat of the next senate president of Nigeria.
This was made known by the outgoing governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje in a video captured by AIT and shared on the internet.
The outgoing governor revealed in the video that APC leaders have met and resolved to zone the position to the south-south region of the country. Going further, he mentioned that Godswill Akpabio has been chosen for the position and he is just waiting for the D-day before the official announcement is made.
‘’ the next senate president of the FGN will come from the south south and no other person that the former governor of Akwa Ibom. The uncommon governor, minister, waiting to be the uncommon president of the senate. We have resolved for that, we have given you assurance, we are just waiting for the D-day’’
It would be recalled that there were reports that the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu stood against zoning for the senate presidency but it seems that has been sorted within the party.
Akpabio Senate President Seat 💺 is fully confirmed and sealed.
We thank God 👏🏽@Senator_Akpabio pic.twitter.com/U8MDv5kdnP
— Ainà Dipo 🇳🇬 (@dipoaina1) May 5, 2023