Seventy-two non-serving senators have given Godswill Akpabio, a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, their support to run for the 10th Senate Presidential Seat.
Basheer Lado, a former senator who represented Kano Central, made the announcement at a press conference on Monday in Abuja.
Lado, speaking on behalf of the group, said that he was in favor of zoning the position of president of the 10th senate to the Nigerian south-south geopolitical zone.
“We, in the spirit of equity, fairness, political expediency and following extensive consultations with stakeholders, hereby express our total support for the zoning of the position of the president of the 10th senate, to the south-south geo-political zone of Nigeria.
“We also affirm our unfettered support for the position of the president of the 10th Senate who also doubles as the chairman of the national assembly to be conferred on His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON.”
See the list of the senators here:
Binta Masi Garba
Felix Kolawole Bajomo
Ocheja Emma Dangana
Jack Tilley Gyado
Mohammed A. Mohammed
Ishaq Adebayo Salman
Fatima Raji Rasaki
Margery Chuba Okadigbo
Abubakar Abdullahi Naamo