Following the Senate President position drag, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been under pressure to zone the Senate Presidency to the Southern part of the country.
It was gathered that the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senator-elect for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial district, Godswill Akpabio, reportedly had a meeting with President Buhari at the official State House residence in Abuja.
The meeting was said to have taken place on Sunday April 30, 2023, in favour of Akpabio’s ambition to become the next Senate President.
According to the report, Akpabio was said to have presented his certificate of return to the President during the meeting. Even as it has been rumoured that he is the anointed candidate of President-elect Bola Tinubu.
However, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been under pressure to zone the Senate Presidency to the Southern part of the country while some North West stakeholders are pushing for the position to remain in the North West due to the votes the party received from the zone in the presidential election but that might not fly.