During a courtesy visit to the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje endorsed former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godswill Akpabio as the next Senate President of Nigeria.
According to Ganduje, the decision to nominate Akpabio for the position has already been made. However, it is unclear whether this decision was made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership.
“The senate president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will come from the south-south, and it is no other person than the former governor of Akwa Ibom.
“The uncommon governor, the uncommon minister who is going to be the uncommon senate president. So we have resolved that.
“I am giving you assurance, we are waiting for the D-Day that he will be the senate president of Nigeria,” Ganduje said.
On his part, Ayade expressed gratitude for the choice of Akpabio.
“I want to thank you so much for zoning the Senate President to the South-South and to our brother from a neighboring state who is also part of Cross River state,” the governor said.
“We want to thank you for this great opportunity because our dream of a Bakassi seaport is becoming very real.”
Among the southern region’s top contenders for the Senate President seat are Akpabio and Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state.