A Northern Political Organisation, North Central Patriotic Democrats (NCPD) has thrown his weight behind the South-South geopolitical zone to produce the President of the 10th senate.
The group particularly backed the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Goodwill Obot Akpabio to emerge as the next senate president.
Akpabio was in the senate between 2015 and 2019 where he served as senate minority leader.
Speaking during a press conference on saturday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, leader of the group Musa Yahaya Azara, said the 10th senate comprises of many opposition senators and President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu needs trusted ally as senate president to help him stabilise the legislative arm of government.
He said senator Goodwill Akpabio who was senate minority leader in the 8th Senate shared Tinubu’s vision of renewed hope and remains the only ranking senator from the South-South who can lead the senate under Asiwaju’s presidency to take the country to a greater heights.
Akpabio, who holds the title of Dan Amana Azara, believes in Asiwaju’s vision, that is why he willingly stepped down his presidential ambition for him. It is time for the stability of the nation’s democracy, he added.
Musa Azara noted that the South-South where Akpabio comes from equally gave Tinubu a good number of votes that assisted him in winning the 2023 Presidential election.