Daniel Bwala, an ally of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, May 22, declared that senate presidency hopeful, Godswill Akpabio, would not be elected.
TOP MEDIA reports that Bwala, who took to his Twitter handle claimed that there are strong oppositions to Akpabio’s senate presidency bid.
Why Akpabio would not emerge senate president: Bwala
According to Bwala, a lawyer, the antagonism towards the former minister is ‘motivated by regional interest’, adding that most of the perceived support the former governor seems to be getting are fake.
“Godswill Akpabio would not be elected as Senate President. The cloud gathering against his aspiration is heavy and thick. It is not motivated by religion, but regional and as well as the revenge of the coalition of all foes.
“Most of the senators following him are not with him.”
10th Senate Presidency: Akpabio’s Aspiration
Akpabio, a former senate minority leader, was nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be upper legislative chamber’s presiding officer.
Some national assembly members-elect nursing ambitions to be presiding officers have kicked against the zoning arrangement. However, Akpabio has continued with his negotiation with even opposition elements.
Others who have indicated interest in the senate presidency seat include Senators Sani Musa; Jibrin Barau; Orji Kalu; Osita Izunaso; and Abdul’Aziz Yari.