Reports have indicated that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership, have plans to pacify the South-East geopolitical zone with the position of Senate President.
This is coming as the newly elected senators and members of the House of Representatives of the APC plan to hold a meeting with Tinubu and the party stakeholders today.
According to Leadership, the APC plan on assuaging the feeling of neglect among the people of the South-East region due to the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The anointed candidate is said to be the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu.
The publication also gathered that religious affiliation would be considered in sharing leadership positions in the 10th National Assembly.
An APC leader familiar with the president-elect noted that the new administration would be devoid of of lopsidedness or ethnic discrimination and would also consider objective reasoning in sharing positions.
He said, “For balance of power, our president-elect understands that to have a rancour-free administration, every region must be carried along and the South East is very paramount to him.
“He has confided in us his commitment to support the emergence of a Senate president from the South East for the sake of equity, fairness and justice, thus maintaining the balance of power and a sense of inclusion.”
Invitation to the meeting, which was signed by APC national secretary, Iyiola Omisore, was also published on the party’s official Twitter handle at about 10.08pm on Friday.
Omisore urged the guests to come along with the Certificates of Return issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The invitation read, “This is to inform all senators-elect and members of the House of Representatives-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that they are invited to a parley with the party’s national leadership.
“The meeting, which will be attended by the President-elect and Vice President-elect, will be held at the State House Banquet Hall, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Senators/House of Representatives-elect must come to the meeting with their Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Certificates of Return and must come alone.
“The meeting is strictly on invitation. Date: Monday, 13th of March, 2023. Time: 2pm prompt. Venue: State House Banquet Hall, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. All invited guests are expected to arrive early to allow for screening and be seated before 12noon.”