A group under the aegis of the North Central Youths Coalition for Good Governance (NCYCGG), has backed Senator Bukola Saraki of Kwara State to become the President of the 8th Senate in June, 2015.
The group which stated this at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, therefore, called on both the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and other elected senators to support Saraki’s candidacy.
The group’s call is coming on the heels of the permutation that the position of Senate President will be zoned to the North Central geo-political zone and the APC will clinch it, having produced at least 60 out of 109 Senate seats to supplant the PDP’s David Mark.
Comrade Yahaya Adesayo, the group’s National Coordinator, said that their demand was borne out of the desire to have a vibrant and effective Senate that will pilot the affairs of the 8th senate, especially considering Saraki’s excellent track records as a ranking Senator and two-term ex-governor.
“Having extensively considered the past and present records of our zone, the North Central geo-political zone’s contribution to the polity, coupled with the experience of Senator Bukola Saraki, it is sacrosanct to call on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and elected senators to unanimously support Senator Bukola Saraki as the next Senate President.”
“We are making this demand against the backdrop of our zone’s contribution to the polity generally and especially to the victory of General Mohammadu Buhari in the March 28 presidential election, as well as Senator Bukola Saraki’s loyalty and dedication to the party and the nation in general”.
NCYCGG further saluted all Nigerians for voting for change which, it claimed, had finally come and congratulated Buhari on his emergence as Nigeria’s president-elect.
It also wished Buhari a fruitful stay in office and pledged total support for the incoming administraovernment.