Africa Arise for Change Network, AACN, has said the need to sustain the struggle for change in the country which the North Central geopolitical zone has always clamoured for is the main reason why Senator George Akume should be appointed as the next Senate Presidency.
National Coordinator of the Network, Lady Nkechi Odoma, who spoke to newsmen in Abuja yesterday said the North Central zone where Akume hails from has not only voted massively for the realisation of this change, but has also been a principal partner and deserves to be rewarded.
She said the Senate which is the stabilising arm of the nation deserves a leader known to be steadfast to ensure the desired level of cohesion for better legislation.
Odoma said religion which also plays a pivotal role in the sustenance of democracy must also be considered while nominating the next Senate President.
According to her, “Nigeria have voted for a President and a National Assembly dominated by the governing party, APC but this politicking will all be in futility if we do not reward those who have made it possible so as to serve as encouragement to others.”
“The sixth Senate is ready to elect her leadership and this is an opportunity to ensure that this consolidation is ensured. Already power blocs and regions have begun schematics to ensure various positions are domiciled in their political enclaves.
“It is premised on this fact that we of the Africa Arise for Change Network
that the sensitivity of our nation requires the consideration of federal character in this all important position.
“The North Central has proven to be a worthy ally in this struggle and has not only voted massively for the realisations of this change, but has also been a principal partner and deserves to be rewarded.
“That Senator George Akume, who has creditably performed well in the fifth Assembly as Minority Leader, has proven to have the mettle and experience to lead the entire house.
“That if zoned to the North Central region as according to the rule of fairness and federal character, then Senator Akume deserves this slot as he is the longest serving Christian senator from the zone and in the spirit of religious fairness should be considered “she said.
Odoma said Akume, after serving as a governor for eight years and now at the legislative chambers for another eight years he should be the likely person to steer this ship having tutored himself in the art after equipping himself with executive and now legislative experience.
“Akume should be seen as a change pioneer in the North Central region and as such, his elevation will further boost the party’s visibility level in the region as replicated in the results after his ascension as Minority Leader, “she said.


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