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Jibrin: Supporting Northern Muslim for Senate President? Not for Nigeria-Lovers

Jibrin: Supporting Northern Muslim for Senate President? Not for Nigeria-Lovers

Jibrin said on Channels Television’s Politics Today program on Wednesday, “In my own opinion if you look at the entire controversy of the Muslim-Muslim ticket, I think anybody that loves this country should not be thinking that the number three man should be a northern Muslim.”

“It is appropriate that a southern Christian fill the role. Anyone who wants it to be the other way around, in my opinion, loves themselves more than the nation.


With more than 55 Senate seats out of 109 and more than 160 out of 360 House of Representatives seats won during the elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured a majority of the seats in the legislature. 

Many APC leaders and incoming lawmakers have shown interest in the highly sought-after jobs in the red and green chambers. These individuals include, among others, Orji Kalu, Jibrin Barau, Godswill Akpabio, Dave Umahi, Ahmad Lawan, Abdulaziz Yari, Osita Izunaso, and Ali Ndume.

The party produced Kashim Shettima, the vice president-elect, from the North-East, and Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, from the South-West zone. The Muslim-Muslim ticket of Tinubu and Shettima sparked controversy prior to the February 25 presidential election, as many Christians opposed their bid.

The next Senate President should come from the South-East geopolitical region, according to Jibrin, who is also a member-elect to represent Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in the 10th National Assembly. Jibrin made this statement on Wednesday.

“If you follow the 1999 model, the South-East will hold the Senate Presidency. I’m sure many people will exclaim, “Ah, the South-East is fighting the APC!”

“For goodness sake, it is essentially right for him to take the status of the country’s President whenever he emerges,”

He added that the North-Central and North-West, respectively, should be designated for the roles of Deputy Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.


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