Senator representing Taraba Central senatorial district, Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, has said contrary to speculations flying around, President Muhammadu Buhari was not supporting any particular aspirant for the office of the 9th Senate President.
Speaking with select newsmen in his office, Yusuf stated that Buhari told the aspirants to go into wider consultations with their colleagues in the hallowed chamber for support.
In his words, “I’m only speculating Mr. President on this issue.
“Buhari has no particular aspirant in mind to support. He said everybody is free to contest.
“He has asked all interested aspirants that they are free to aspire but urged them to consult widely with their colleagues for support.”
When further grilled, the Taraba senator said nobody among the aspirants should be contented with being nominated by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, leadership.
He added, “Since the position was zoned to the North-East, it is the duty of the lawmakers from the geopolitical zone to harmonize and have a consensus candidate”.