"I Still Want To Be Nigeria's Senate President" – Yari
Yari said it is the right of any senator-elect to aspire to be a presiding officer of the upper legislative chamber
A former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari has insisted he’s still in the race for Senate President.
Yari, who is now a Senator-elect, stated this on Monday, May 15, 2023, while addressing reporters on the sidelines of the induction ceremony of new and returning members of the National Assembly.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, had nominated Godswill Akpabio and Jibrin Barau as Senate President and Deputy Senate President, respectively.
Yari, however, claims every lawmaker has the right to seek elective positions.
Yari stated: “I am a loyal party man, nobody has told me that any position has been zoned to anywhere as far as the 10th National Assembly is concerned.
“Position of president of the senate is first among equals among the 109 senators. Any senator-elect who wants to occupy the position must seek the support of others which I am doing."