Senate Presidency: Tinubu Says APC Won’t Zone Seat

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, says the party will not compromise merit in its choice of the Senate President.

Tinubu said this today in Abuja after holding a closed-door meeting with the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, he would support the party’s decision, but merit would not be compromised while making the decision.

“Well, you have heard from the party; you have heard from leadership. My desire is not to rock the party. I am a disciplined party man and we will look at it critically.

“However, the nation is expecting us to take a decisive leadership decision. Merit would not be compromised. You have to be competent; you have to possess the character for the leadership.

“You have to be Pan-Nigerian and be a very solid character to lead the National Assembly and that is what we are talking about,’’ he said.

Tinubu said the party had decided, in a meeting, that zoning would not be considered in choosing the leader because it could “compromise the credibility, qualification of an individual.

“Let everybody aspire just like we aspired,” Tinubu said.

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