Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has declared that the South-Eastern region deserves the position of the Senate president, the third highest political office in the country.
He made the disclosure after a private audience with President Muhammadu Buhari, where he informed him of his intention to run for the position and sought his blessings in his bid to become the President of the 10th Nigeria Senate.
Answering questions from State House Correspondents Umahi said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would be taking the right step to allow justice, equity and fairness to guide its judgment when zoning leadership offices for the 10th Senate.
The governor, who would be representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the 10th Senate, argued that the Southeast made considerable contributions to the President-elect’s, Bola Tinubu, victory, advising the party against gauging its choices of candidate by vote contributions alone.
He stated that the emerging candidate must be one who stands a chance in the June election.