SYLVESTER OKORUWA, Lagos reporting
The spokesperson of the Tinubu/ Shettima Independent Campaign Council (ICC) Barrister Olumide Braitwaite – a group that was involved in the door to door mobilization of APC voters in the recently held Presidential election.
Mr. Olumide while speaking yesterday in Lagos appealed to members of the APC National Working Council to zone the Senate Presidency position to the South South, citing many reasons to drive home his point, reports Nigerian Tribune.
The only son of the late legendary politician, Tunji Braitwaite noted that the South South region has never produced a Senate President in the history of Nigeria.
“They deserve to be given the chance in the spirit of fairness and equity.
He added that “looking at the South East and the South South, APC got more votes from the South South so the need to compensate the South South”.
He condemned the struggle by the North to produce the next Senate President of the 10th National Assembly saying that the move will be disasterous to the progress of the party and the country at large. So to avoid a Muslim President, Vice President and Senate President, the South South should be highly encouraged to get the Senate Presidency position.
Barrister Olumide urged the incoming president, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, to quickly hit the ground running by assembling a solid team that will help him to fix the problems bedeviling the country.
Priority areas like the Economic, monetary policies, Education, Insecurity and unemployment should be urgently looked into which will go a long way in reducing the suffering of Nigerians.
He advised the incoming President Ahmed Tinubu to do more of interaction with stakeholders and the youths who are ready to hold the Administration accountable for all its policies because it will no longer be business as usual looking at the outcome of the recently held general election.
The legal luminary condemned the suppression of votes in Lagos during the March 18 governorship election, calling on Yorubas living in Lagos to live in harmony with non Indigenes residing in the state.