President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday dismissed reports claiming that he has preferred candidates for leadership of the forthcoming 10th National Assembly.
Naija News reports that the former Lagos State governor made this known while addressing new members-elect to the National Assembly at a meeting organised by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tinubu also charged its legislators-elect not to rest yet over the electoral victories that paved their way to the next National Assembly.
He asked them to go back to work for victory at next Saturday’s Governorship and Assembly elections in their various States.
The Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima delivered Tinubu’s position on the composition of the leadership of the soon-to-be-composed 10th National Assembly at the meeting.
Naija News reports that stakeholders has tipped the ruling APC to zone the Senate Presidency to the Southeast to appease Christians.
Those thought to be eyeing the position include, Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Senator Godswill Akpabio; Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State; Adams Oshiomhole; amongst others.
The meeting is expected to address the issue of zoning the Senate Presidency, Speaker for the House of Reps and other principal offices of the National Assembly ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly in June.
Others at the meeeting include APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and other members of the National Working Committee (NWC).
Also present at the meeting are Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu; former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume; the senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Ogun East Senator, Solomon Adeola, and several others.