Senate presidency: Tinubu’ll compensate the S’East, Akpabio has my support – Umahi insists

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has assured the Southeast that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu will compensate the region for missing out on the Senate Presidency.

Umahi assured that Tinubu would compensate the Southeast with other tangible positions for sacrificing the Senate Presidency seat.

He spoke while addressing journalists at the Muhammadu Buhari International Airport, Onueke, Ebonyi State.

According to Umahi: “Let it not be as if we are in opposition all the time.

“Politics is all about dialogue; give and take. Since we did not get that, we will get something else that is very tangible”.

Umahi also disclosed that most Senators-elect are behind Godswill Akpabio emerging as the next Senate President.

“I am not yet a senator, but if you say senators-elect, the majority of them I know are with Akpabio, and I am Akpabio’s campaign coordinator,” he added.

Recall that Umahi had stepped down for Akpabio as the race for the Senate President heats up.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in an attempt to pave the way for Akpabio zoned the Senate Presidency to the South-south.

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  1. They should emulate northwest and northeast. Northwest has produced Shagari, Yaradua and Buhari and I have not heard or seen northeast complaining. Whatever that goes to south south, also goes to southeast indirectly and vice versa


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