Senate Presidency: David Mark Hopeful As PDP Plots Against APC
Although the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP(, will be in the minority when the senate resumes a new seesion after May 29, the current president of the Senate, David mark has not given up on the possibility of emerging the Senate President for the third term.
The hope of David Mark retaining the seat of the Senate president was bolstered by the plots of the PDP to present a candidate for the position.
Although, the APC has not officially zoned the position of the Senate President to any region, Senators Bukola Saraki from Kwara State, George Akume from Benue State and Adamu Abdullahi have indicated interest in the position amidst reports that the APC has zoned the position to the North Central.
An APC Senator, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, yesterday, expressed the fear that the PDP would likely grab the Senate presidency seat if the APC did not put its house in order.
The Senator also said that for the sake of justice and fair-play, the APC leadership should zone the Senate presidency to the North East that produced the second highest number of votes to the party after the North West.
Besides, he argued that because the North East had been devastated as a result of the insurgency and had been the most marginalised in terms of infrastructure, ceding the Senate President seat to the North East would assuage the zone.
He also said that the North East had never been given the opportunity of occupying the Senate President seat since the Second Republic, adding that the North Central had always been occupying the Senate president seat.
The APC senator said that since 1999, it was the two states of North East of Borno and Yobe that had been steadfast in the opposition apart from Lagos State, adding that zoning the seat to the zone would encourage the people for their steadfastness.