Group garner support for Akume’s senate presidency bid

The group claims that denying the North-Central the Senate President seat, will buttress the assumption that the minorities in the North are being marginalised by the Northern majority.

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In a bid to air their views and support one of their own, the Tiv Pastors and Ministers Forum of Nigeria, on Wednesday, said that they do not expect  the North-West and East to produce the President and senate President respectively.

Adding that the North-Central Geo-political zone should be allowed a shot at the senate presidency.

In a statement signed by Pastor Vitalis Yahemba, the group posits that Senator Akume should be nominated as the 8th National Assembly Senate President.

The clerics claim that allowing the President and senate president seats to go to the core North will mean that the North Central are marginalised despite its efforts to rally support for the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 elections.

They also claim that denying the North-Central the Senate President seat, will buttress the assumption that the minorities in the North are being marginalised by the Northern majority.

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