Ahead of inauguration of 10th National Assembly, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has requested for an emergency meeting with Senators elect of the All Progressives Congress at 7pm today being Wednesday.
The meeting is not unconnected with the leadership tussle in the red and green chambers
The message to the senators signed by the Clerk of the Senate, Hon Chinedu Akubueze reads, “I am directed to inform you that Pres. Bola Ahmed Tinubu will hold a meeting with Senators-Elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) today, Wednesday 7th June 2023 by 19.00 hours at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.”
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to issue proclamation letters for the inauguration of the parliament for June 13 in line with the 1999 Constitution.
The three contenders for the Senate presidency are a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu and a former former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio.
Tinubu and the APC leadership had picked Akpabio and Senator Jibrin Barau (Kano North) as preferred candidates for Senate president and deputy, respectively.
But the choice rattled other contenders for the plum job, including Abdulaziz Yari, Senate Chief Whip; Orji Uzor Kalu; and Niger -East Senator-elect , Sani Musa
Kalu, Yari and Musa after protesting the zoning formula without the desired result, insisted on going ahead to contest the seat against the party’s choice