Bola Tinubu who is the National Leader of APC, spoke to newsmen in Abuja yesterday May 21 about the issue of the seat of the next senate president which his party has a majority in the upper chamber. He said the party will not compromise merit as it chooses the new Senate president for the incoming 8th National Assembly.

According to Tinubu, the party has ruled out zoning of the seat because it could compromise the credibility and qualification of an individual. He said for anyone to aspire to be the Senate president, such a person must be competent and possess the character of a leader.

“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.

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