Delta Central Senator, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege today said only President Muhammadu Buhari will be actively involved in the process of selecting the next leadership of the Senate.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

Agege who was speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Warri on Wednesday, Omo-Agege said the President and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would avoid the 2015 mistake that led to the emergence of Sen. Bukola Saraki as the president of the Senate.

‘‘Anybody who is going to be Senate President, in the 9th Senate, must be somebody who is loyal to Mr President, the party and the constitution.

‘‘The Senate President will be determined by Mr President. Mr President will indicate to us through the party who he wants to work with,’’ Omo-Agege said.

The ruling APC is set to produce the next Senate president after winning the majority of senatorial seats at the upper legislative chamber in the Feb. 23 election.

Asked if APC has zoned the Senate presidency to any geo-political zone, the lawmaker said ‘‘I do not know.’’

‘‘But what I can tell you is that we are going to have a Senate that will work with Mr President.

‘‘The era of allowing renegades who rode on the back of Mr President, who rode on the back of the party to go in there and trade the party’s mandate, I think that era is gone.

‘‘I am very hopeful that this time around, Mr President will step in and decide not only the zone that will produce the Senate president and the leadership but also who should be.

‘‘We don’t want to erect another opposition leader in the Senate, as we had in the 8th Assembly.

‘‘There are a lot of us in the Senate who are returning to the next senate who fits into that position. We are so many but any decision the President makes, we will all fall in line and abide.

‘‘We want President Buhari to succeed and it is all in our place, some of us who are close to him, to tell him certain calls he should not make because we know ourselves in the National Assembly and we do not want a repeat of the Saraki saga as we go back to the ninth Senate.’’ he said.

Load More Related Articles
Load More In Advocate

2 Comments

  1. IGBO ENTREPRENEURS FORUM

    March 6, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    You can now order Dangote Cement in units or truck loads and get it delivered to your preferred door-step or construction site.Distributing directly from The main Factory to all parts of the country to Sub- distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers and End- users at a promo price of N1,3OO per Bag of Cement and N1O,OOO per 5OKG bag of RICE. Delivery is guaranteed within 48HRS after booking. Contact The Marketing Manager (Jubril Abubakar) on O7O1-66O-706O FOR BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES..

    Reply

  2. DANGOTE GROUP HELPLINE

    March 6, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    This to inform the general public that individuals can order Dan-gote3xCement directly from the factory at a promo price of 1300 Naira per bag and Rice for 10,000 naira per bag. Transportation and offloading is 300 Naira,minimum for purchase is from 100 bags and above. kindly contact marketing manager Shehu Abubakar ON O 8 1 3 3 5 4 9 O 5 5 for booking and delivery. Note delivery takes two days and it’s nationwide.When Strength matters,Choose 3X.PLEASE TELL OTHERS ABOUT THIS WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Always say the truth for the sake of posterity – politician urges clerics

Executive Chairman of Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), in Lagos State, M…