Intrigue As Yari Set To Battle Uzor-Kalu, Umahi, Others For Senate Presidency
The former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has joined the race for the office of Senate President.
Yari, a first-time Senator and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is expected to represent the Zamfara West Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly.
Naija News reports that Yari will contest the Senate Presidency position with the likes of Jibrin Barau, David Umahi, Orji Kalu, Ali Ndume, and Godswill Akpabio.
Speaking in a video, Yari said the North West zone deserves the senate presidency since the region produced the highest number of votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election.
He said: “The election has come, gone and the same zone (north-west) demonstrated what they are doing and took the lead in terms of producing votes to our president-elect and party.
“Despite the fact that some people were thinking about how to subvert it, we have done our best despite the challenges.
“Now, we have a president (Tinubu) from the South West, we have the vice-president from the North East and the North West is waiting.
“I believe if my zone decides to support me they are not supporting the wrong person. I believe they know my capacity right from party chairman, member of the House of Representatives, and governor.”