Ninth senate: Why APC should zone Deputy Senate President to North-West – Gaya
Senator Kabiru Gaya, has urged the All Progressives Congress to zone the Deputy Senate President office of the ninth Senate to the North West so it can consolidate on the votes it got from the area.
Gaya, who represents Kano South in the Senate made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, adding that the party should not throw away six million votes in the North West.
The Senator, who is aspiring to be the Deputy Senate President of the ninth Senate, said though he does not believe in dropping statistics of Senators in support of his ambition, he has over 70 per cent chances of emerging.
“My chances are very high, I’m sure. I’m not bragging, but definitely it is over 70, 80 per cent,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that other aspirants for the position of the Deputy Senate President include, former Abia State Governor and Senator-elect, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu and Senator Ovie Omoagege among others.
Gaya, who is a fourth time Senator said that the party should serve those who had served it.
He said, “The reason I’m saying nobody should produce Deputy Senate President but the North- West is because we have produced six million votes, and in politics, you don’t throw away your stronghold,” he said.
Gaya maintained that the party’s victory at the last elections was made possible because of the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Kano state factors. He stated that Kano alone, gave the party 1.4 million votes out of six million registered voters.
“So, what we are saying is that if we could give speaker to the South West, I see no reason why we can’t get Deputy Senate President in the North.”