Allow Us To Choose Our Principal officers-Sarika Tells APC

 Out of patriotism and willingness to ensure that Nigerians get the dividend of democracy, the Senate president has pleaded with his party to allow the senators choose their principal officers according their rules. 

However, the All Progressives Congress choice for the post of Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, seems to have lost out as the North-East caucus of the party in the Senate has picked Senator Ali Ndume for the post which is line with house rules. But the Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District,   Olusola Adeyeye, was   unanimously endorsed by the South-West caucus as the chief whip .The need to have a senator from the South-South   among the principal officers of the upper chamber of the National Assembly, also threw up   Francis Alimikhena as the deputy Whip. But  the APC national leadership had nominated the Senator representing Katsina South, Abu Ibrahim, as the deputy whip. "Before these emerged members of the House of Representatives   from the North-Central had protested against the “purported” sharing of the principal offices in the House by the APC to the exclusion of their zone". Adeyeye’s name was on the list of principal officers approved by the APC leadership as contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The letter was signed by the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie  Oyegun, on Tuesday. gathered that no dissenting voice was recorded at the meeting of the South-West caucus when the issue was discussed on Tuesday afternoon. It was also learnt that the Senators from the South-West, at their meeting with the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday night, agreed   to make Adeyeye their representative. The question is, is  there a fight between powerful individuals from North and Powerful individuals from the South West whose wish is to control the Party - APC " Only Time Will Tell "!