Jostling for the position of Senate Presidency and Speakership of the House of Representatives has been taken to the next level as different power blocs are waiting for the return of President-Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Power blocs in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are reportedly working on their strategies to get the posts
Recall that the leadership of the APC had last month met with APC National Assembly members-elect in Abuja, where Vice President-Elect Senator Kashim Shettima represented Tinubu.
The issue of zoning of offices reportedly came up at the meeting, but the lawmakers-elect were asked to focus on the March 18 governorship and state assembly polls and discuss sharing of offices after the polls.
It was gathered that about nine senators-elect are eyeing the Senate Presidency, and the same number of members-elect are seeking to become the Speaker.
A source told Vanguard that Bola Tinubu has a crucial role to play in the process of producing leaders of the National Assembly.
“As President-elect who will be sworn-in on May 29 as president, we cannot talk about zoning of offices and who gets what without Asiwaju’s input. Now, a lot of people who are not qualified to hold leadership positions in the National Assembly are lobbying for the posts. We know those who worked for Asiwaju in the presidential election and delivered him. We have made our choice. We are waiting for Tinubu to return, we will present our choice to him,” a party leader from one of the Southern states said.