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A former chairman of the Senate Committee on Gas and Housing, Senator Osita Izunaso has come out to insist that he still very much aspires to lead the Senate of the 10th National Assembly in the best interest of the country.
The Eastern Updates reports that this is coming in spite of the consensus meeting which settled for Godswill Akpabio as the consensus ‘candidate’ of the All Progressives Congress as Senate President.
Izunaso expressed optimism that he would ultimately win the election and make the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Senators, members of the House of Representatives, and the entire nation proud of an Assembly administered by competence, experience, capacity, and integrity, comparable to, if not better than any in the advanced nations, while stating that he is in the race to win the seat of the Senate President and give the National Assembly ‘a clean and fresh breadth.’
A statement from his media office signed by Kehinde Olaosebikan which was sent to The Eastern Updates quoted Izunaso as saying he is the highest ranking Senator from the South-south and South-east with a robust and outstanding legislative and National Assembly experience spanning from 1992 when he served as the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of House of Representatives to 1999 when he was appointed as the Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate.
He, therefore, called on the leaders of the APC to douse the tension generated by the controversial zoning formula already heating the political atmosphere of the country by coming up with a zoning arrangement that would guarantee unity and national cohesion.
According to him, Tinubu, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the APC hierarchy under the chairmanship of Senator Adamu Abdullahi, should as a matter of importance, ‘come up with a new zoning arrangement’ that would not only produce the best among the Senators and House of Representatives members-elect as their presiding officers, but be seen by Nigerians and the world at large as meeting the best practices in legislative norms and satisfying the political exigencies of the country.
Izunaso, representing Imo West added that the expectations of Nigerians and the entire world were high on the incoming administration, as such, no efforts should be spared by the present political leaders of the country in meeting the yearnings of the people.