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I deserve to be senate president, says Imo senator after meeting Buhari

Osita Izunaso Osita Izunaso

Osita Izunaso, senator-elect for Imo-west senatorial district, says he deserves to be the senate president as the most ranking lawmaker from the south-east.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to allocate leadership positions in the national assembly across the geo-political zones.

After the last elections, the party has the majority of the soon-to-be sworn-in senators.

Izunaso, a former national organising secretary of the APC, was first elected into the senate in 2007.

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Before then, he was in the house of representatives.

Speaking with reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, the senator-elect said it would be fair that the party zones the senate president position to south-east.

“We discussed the issues concerning the 10th senate extensively,” he said.

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“If I am the oldest senator in both the South-east and the south-south, I think the question should be obvious. I’m the oldest, there’s no senator today in APC, of Southeast or South-south that’s older than me in the Senate and that’s an institution that believes in ranking.

“So I’m the highest ranking senator in both the south-east and south-south.

“I came to the Senate in 2007, I was in the house of representatives, I’ve been in the party for five good, solid years. I ran the party to the best of my ability as national organising secretary of this party that saw us to victory in 2015 and 2019, so I think we have paid our dues.”

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