BREAKING: APC Dumps Sen. Orji Kalu as Tinubu considers a Christian from South South for Senate Presidency, Speakership to the North West

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According to a close source, President – elect – Bola Ahmed Tinubu met the senators individually and told them what he had discussed with the party hierarchy.

The source added that Jibrin who’s vying for the Senate seat met outside to discuss with Senator Bamidele and Senator Solomon Adeola on the issue but the duo promised to talk to Tinubu on his case.

Sen. Barau later went to meet Tinubu the second time and offered to be Deputy Senate President.

The source added that Senator Bamidele was endorsed by his colleagues in attendance to be Senate Leader, while Senator Adeola would be Chairman on Appropriation and Abiru tipped as Chairman, Committee on Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions.

The source said: “Tinubu had earlier called Sen. Ahmad Lawan to see him on the matter and it was gathered that Lawan told Tinubu that it would be difficult to market an Akpabio who allegedly denigrated the 8th Senate by forcing his way to be the minority leader as a first timer, and also accused the NASS members of receiving huge amounts of money from NDDC to approve the Commission’s budget.

Not satisfied with the response from the Senate President, the senators, according to the source, headed straight to Lawan’s residence in the dead of the night to convince him so that he could change his mind but they did not succeed.

They proceeded to see the Kaduna State Governor-Elect, Uba Sani but he also told them that the North had agreed that the position of the Speaker would go to the North West while the North Central would have the Deputy Senate President as a measure to check any rebellion.

“Sen. Uba Sani told his guests that there was no way the position of the Deputy Senate President would go to the North West which has already been asked to produce the Speaker.”

As it stands now, Sen. Godswill Akpabio is set to get the number three position, while Abia law maker, Hon. Ben kalu may get the Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives if the calculation is not altered

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