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The senator-elect for Imo-west senatorial district, Osita Izunaso has asserted that he deserves to be the senate president given the fact that he is the most ranking lawmaker from the south-east ahead of the 10th Senate.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to allocate leadership positions in the national assembly across the geo-political zones.
After the last elections, the party has the majority of the soon-to-be sworn-in senators.
Izunaso, a former national organising secretary of the APC, was first elected into the senate in 2007.
The Eastern Updates reports that prior to that, he was in the House of representatives.
Speaking with reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, the senator-elect said it would be fair that the party zones the senate president position to south-east.
‘We discussed the issues concerning the 10th senate extensively,’ he said.
‘If I am the oldest senator in both the South-east and the south-south, I think the question should be obvious. I’m the oldest, there’s no senator today in APC, of Southeast or South-south that’s older than me in the Senate and that’s an institution that believes in ranking.
‘So I’m the highest ranking senator in both the south-east and south-south.
‘I came to the Senate in 2007, I was in the house of representatives, I’ve been in the party for five good, solid years. I ran the party to the best of my ability as national organising secretary of this party that saw us to victory in 2015 and 2019, so I think we have paid our dues.’
The Eastern Updates reports that the APC is yet to take a stand on the issue of zoning the Senate Presidency.