Zone Senate President to North Central, former minister tells APC

Former minister of mines and steel development, Abubakar Bwari, has stressed the need for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the position of the Senate president in the 10th National Assembly to the North Central geopolitical zone.

He said it would restrain insecurity and economic sabotage.

Bwari said if the North Central region gets the office, it would help the region to address the issues of insecurity, poor infrastructure and other forms of profitable sabotage.

The former minister, who was also the chief whip of the House of Representatives, stated this when he spoke with correspondents in Abuja, on Wednesday.

He said the North Central has abundant agricultural land for farming development and is also endowed with rich mineral resources that could serve as alternatives to oil and gas resources, if effectively explored. Bwari, howbeit, lamented that bandits had stopped farmers from entering their farms, fishing ponds and took over mining sites, preventing access to investors.

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He expressed the possibility that there would be a positive change in the region if the APC leadership and the president-elect support the aspiration of the North Central, to produce the coming senate president.

Bwari said, following the conclusion of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, two very important positions have gone to the South- West and North East geopolitical zones. “

The president and vice president-elects have been elected from those zones. Other zones are now clamouring for the third most important position in the country, that’s the Senate Presidency. However, the North Central did very well for the All Progressives Congress in the last election,“ If we look at performance. We produced very significant votes for the president-elect and the vice president-elect.

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