10th NASS: Withdraw your statement on Senate presidency – Ex-lawmaker tells Shettima


A former member of the House of Representatives, Barrister Sani Mohammed Takori has condemned the recent utterances of the Vice President, Kashim Shettima over the Senate President contest.

The Vice President Shatima had declared that, in the current dispensation, “the worst and incompetent Southern Christian was better than the Northern Muslim in the senate presidency.”

Takori in a statement, described the assertion as a direct attack to the North and particularly, North West, Senator-elect, former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’Aziz Yari.

The former lawmaker, while condemning the position of the Vice President, quickly, urged him to retract his word and ask for forgiveness of the northerners.

“We felt aggrieved by this assertion as it comes directly from no other person but the Vice President who is our own, it was quite unfortunate”, he added

Takori, a lawyer, urged President Tinubu to disregard such sentiment as a true democrat and allow free and fair contest in the chamber.

He reminded President Tinubu of the efforts he and other compatriots made in the struggle for the survival of the current democratic dispensation.

“We are quite aware that President Tinubu is a true democrat, so he would never succumb to undemocratic posture, especially, in the election of National Assembly leadership”, he added.

According to him, any attempt to deny Yari from contesting for the Senate Presidency was a clear denial of the right of the entire northern people.

He called on senators-elect to reject any act of imposition by the government and elect leadership of their choice, as that would ensure independence of the parliament.

“As Senators-elect, don’t allow a stooge to lead the Senate if at all you want true democratic development to strive in the country,” he added.

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