Muslim-Muslim Ticket: APC asked to pick Christian Senate president from South
The senator-elect for Lagos Central, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, has advised the APC leadership to balance the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the executive arm of the incoming administration with a Christian as Senate president from the South-South or South-East.
Mr Eshinlokun-Sanni, currently the deputy speaker of the Lagos assembly, made the call during an award presentation ceremony held in his office at the assembly complex, Lagos.
Mr Eshinlokun-Sanni said the APC leadership should also consider the three Senate presidential aspirants based on their contributions to the party’s electoral success in the last election.
“For the 10th Assembly, I believe the party should play a prominent role. There are so many factors that must be considered,” said the senator-elect. “He or she (running for the Senate president) must come from the South and be a Christian so that the noise about Muslim-Muslim tickets must be nipped in the bud.”
According to him, senators Godswill Akpabio, Orji Uzor Kalu and Osita Izunazo are most qualified for the position.
“So we have to consider the aspirants based on the contributions of each region to the electoral success of the party in the last election,” Mr Eshinlokun-Sanni explained.
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