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Bola Tinubu 'We'll choose Senate President on merit' - APC leader says

Tinubu assured that the APC leadership will ensure that only a credible and and qualified individual is chosen as the Senate President.

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The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that choosing the Senate President will be based on merit.

He said this in Abuja on Thursday, May 21, after a closed-door meeting with the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

He said: “Well, you have heard from the party; you have heard from leadership. My desire is not to rock the party. I am a disciplined party man and we will look at it critically.

“However, the nation is expecting us to take a decisive leadership decision. Merit would not be compromised. You have to be competent; you have to possess the character for the leadership.

“You have to be PAN Nigerian and be a very solid character to lead the National Assembly and that is what we are talking about."

He said the party’s decision is that the Senate President will not be chosen through zoning as that may “compromise the credibility, qualification of an individual.” He added, “let everybody aspire just like we aspired."

He assured Nigerians that the party will make the best decision in the interest of all.

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