In a bid to resolve internal disagreements over the allocation of key positions in the 10th National Assembly, the All Progressives Congress (APC) commenced negotiations with senators vying for the position of Senate President. The negotiations were initiated following protests by aggrieved aspirants who raised concerns about the party’s decision-making process. During a meeting in Abuja, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the APC, assured the aspirants that their protest letter would be carefully reviewed, and necessary amendments would be made if required.
- Negotiations Commence: The APC started negotiations with senators contesting the position of Senate President in the 10th National Assembly. The party aimed to address the concerns raised by aggrieved aspirants and make necessary amendments based on their protest letter.
- Protests and Anger: The meeting took place after contenders for the Speaker position in the House of Representatives expressed their dissatisfaction with the ruling party’s decision and the President-elect, Bola Tinubu. The rejection of the party’s choice for Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and the exclusion of North-Central lawmakers in the power-sharing arrangement led to protests and anger among the aspirants.
- Pledge for Justice and Unity: Senator Abdullahi Adamu, while assuring the senators, emphasized the party’s commitment to deliver justice to all members and stressed the importance of unity within the APC. He acknowledged the objections raised by the aspirants and promised to address the issues when the President-elect returned to the country. Adamu also emphasized the significance of Tinubu’s input and the need to accommodate him while ensuring the party’s spirit is maintained.