A former presidential aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba, has said that the worst mistake the party would make is to zone the Senate Presidency of the 10th National Assembly to either the Southeast or South-South region of the country.
The APC chieftain warned that any attempt by the party – which has the majority in the National Assembly – not to give the Senate Presidency to the Northwest will definitely hurt the party as no external alliance will help it to keep its Northern stronghold.
He maintained that the APC may attempt to assuage the Southeast or the South-South with the Senate Presidency but that is more of an “emotional decision than political strategy”.
According to him, taking such a risk will have no bearing on the future political success of the party beyond temporary applause of the moment.
Garba said, “The biggest political mistake and miscalculation we will do as a party, the APC, is to not take Senate Presidency position, Nigeria’s number 3 to the North West. That will definitely hurt our 2027 strategy.
“There is no any external alliances that will help us keep our northern stronghold in the basket than strengthening our exiting internal value networks with the position of the Senate President of the 10th assembly.
“We may attempt to assuage the SE or the SS with number 3, but that is more of an emotional decision than political-strategic one. Taking such a risk will have no bearing upon future political success beyond temporary applause of the moment.
“In this game, we must be real, practical and deliberate with our choices. We must stick to the facts and consolidate our bases with the strongest possible instruments of power. It is very necessary for our future political success.”