Concerned citizens under the auspices of Arewa Progressive Front for Change, has called northern Nigeria leaders to consider the choice of a northern Christian for the position of Senate President.
The group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Ibrahim Abubakar and the Secretary General, Comrade Isaac Ikpa, also called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and elected members to ensure that the zoning formula accommodates all interests.
‘‘The consideration of a Christian candidate will allay insinuations that the APC is a Muslim party.
“We believe that the party leadership will do well to disperse such allegations by allowing and supporting the choice of a Northern Christian for the position especially the North Central which has been largely believed to be marginalised politically by the Hausa -Fulani dominated North,” it read in part.
Notwithstanding their clamour for the zoning of the position, the group noted that, “consideration should be based on ranking and contribution to the building of the party in the region as this will in itself serve as encouragement for other party members.”