Arewa Backs Osita Izunaso For Next Senate President
By Khalid Idris
Arewa Youths for the Sustenance of Democracy and Good Governance (AYSDGG) has drummed support for the candidacy Senator Osita Bonaventure Izunaso as best prepared candidate to serve as the 10th Senate president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Addressing a press conference in Bauchi on Tuesday, Alhaji Salihu Magaji, said that Senator Osita Bonaventure Izunaso who come from the South East region has all it takes to become the next Senate president.
The group solicited for the support of the President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and vice president-elect Senator Kashim Shettima and all stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress APC to zone the seat of the 10th Senate to move to the South East for fairness and justice and to give a sense of belonging to every part of the country, because the President and Vice President come from the South West and North East respectiively.
Chairman said, “That Isunazo possessed all the essentials qualities needed to lead the Green Chamber considering his antecedent as a businessman, politician lawyer what Nigerians should do as a nation is to support and to vote for the emergence of Sen. Osita Izunaso as the elected Senator for Imo West senatorial district, for the 10th Senate.”
He said, “We don’t undermine the capacity of other aspirants but Izunaso is a political rhinoceros of Eastern region, whose penchant for nourishing strategic relationship across the Savannah belts of the country is clearly manifest, we make bold to state that Sen. Osita Izunaso is well packaged for the plum job. He deserves the support of all including all other aspirants.
“He is a legal practitioner, Consultant, a philanthropist, Political administrator, season Journalist and old ranking Senators from the South East since 2007 who served in over 15 different position in the APC.”
Magaji said, “The president-elect is known for right placement of people with qualifications in strategic positions. He is known for promoting placing square pegs in square holes and therefore will not like to use the position of senate president to allocate as compensation for someone only on grounds of being a Political crony. We believe he will put the interest of the country above all other interest.”
“Sen. Osita Izunaso is a bridge builder of repute, an acceptable personality across the regions and therefore understands the stakes in national interest and power equation.
Magaji added that, “Sen. Osita Izunaso is an answer to the question that was put up in 2015, which inquired about Igbo legislator in the national Assembly with ranking grade and of the majority party extraction, where none was found. Now he has all the requirements and acceptability and therefore his support to assume the position of senate president is a call for placement of square peg in square hole.”
He said the development, achievement and legacies of Senator Isunazo cannot be over-emphasised as his presence is felt virtually in all parts of the country.
The group believes that Isunazo is one leader who embracese very Nigerian irrespective of tribe or religion, region or ethnicity.
The group also called on National Assembly members to rally around support for the candidacy of Izunaso’s to emerge victorious.
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