The Northwest youth wing of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has publicly thrown its support behind Godswill Akpabio for the position of Senate President and Barau Jibrin as Deputy Senate President. Their endorsement aims to promote national unity and strengthen the confidence of party members nationwide.
The group highlighted the extensive experience and impressive achievements of both Senators. They emphasized that Akpabio, hailing from the Southsouth region, and Jibrin, representing the Northwest, have garnered widespread acceptance due to their significant contributions to the success of the recently concluded elections.
Abdulhamid Umar Moh’d, the Northwest APC Youths Leader, emphasized Akpabio’s selflessness in setting aside his own presidential aspirations to support Bola Tinubu. He also recognized Jibrin’s instrumental role in securing APC victories in the Northwest.
“The choice of Akpabio and Jibrin is highly appropriate as they both made significant contributions to ensure Tinubu’s election win,” Moh’d said.
Moh’d underscored the strategic significance of their respective regions. The Southsouth region provided the second-highest number of votes for the party, second only to the Southwest, the home region of the President-elect. Additionally, the Northwest region consistently delivered the highest vote share in the North, with Kano State consistently giving the APC the highest number of votes in every election since the party’s establishment.
The youth leader stressed the importance of experienced leaders who are ready to support President-elect Tinubu.
“We need pan-Nigerians who have been tested and trusted, proven worthy of integrity, character, and prudent management to lead the Senate. Hence, the choice of Akpabio and Jibrin” Moh’d said.
As a result, Moh’d proposed that the position of Senate President be zoned to the Southsouth, while the role of Deputy Senate President be given to the Northwest, reinforcing the fact that both Akpabio and Barau possess the necessary competence and legislative expertise.
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