Mohammed Kaka Misau
The ambition of senator Osita Bonaventure Izunaso to clinch the position of Nigeria’s Senate presidency has received support from a Northern group known as Arewa Youths for the Sustenance of Democracy and Good Governance (AYSDGG).
The group explained that the senator-elect representing Imo West, Senator Osita Bonaventure Izunaso is the best to lead the 10th National Assembly as Senate President.
The group advised and pleaded with the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President elect Senator Kashim Shettima and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Adamu to support Senator Izunaso who they said is a technocrat with zero case or allegations of corruption.
They described Senator Osita Bonaventure Izunaso as a true democract who can unify the National Assembly.
National President of the group, Alhaji Salihu Magaji stated this when he addressed reporters at Hazibal Conference room on Sunday in Bauchi.
“We have very great respect for the president-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his vice, Senator Kashim Shettima, and we know as people of integrity, they need a Senate and National Assembly leadership that will assist them to give optimum performance to the nation in order to leave a lasting legacy in nation building”, the youth group said.
Magaji said, “after examining the credentials of all the senators-elect eying the presidency and concluded that Izunaso ranked the best”.
“Our position is not based on partisanship, we cut across all the political parties that fielded people for the Senate. Our decision is based on the respect we have for Tinubu and Kashim we want their success as president and Vice President”, they added.
Magaji who said that the youth group is of the believe that Tinubu and his Vice need the goodwill of the ordinary masses that elected them into office, advised they should bring new people on board.
“This man, Izunaso, has been everywhere around the executive and the National Assembly, both chambers for that matter, He is brilliant, capable, experienced, level-headed, intelligent and a person that understands our socio-religious intricacies. He has no baggage of controversy and he is not a person that will be at loggerheads with those in power in other arms”, the group said.
According to Magaji, “We have to be well guided this time around, he is not a corrupt leader. As our leaders President elect, Vice President elect, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) we want them to consider fairness, competency and experience in the selection of the senate president in the 10th National Assembly”.
Magaji said, “it’s now time to douse the tension generated by the controversial zoning formula already fouling the political atmosphere of the country by coming up with a zoning arrangement that would guarantee unity and national cohesion”.
He explained that what the country needed now was a brand new assembly chaired by a competent, capable and experienced man of proven integrity, without any blemish whatsoever.
Magaji said Izunaso was the highest ranking Senator from the South-South and South-East with a robust and outstanding legislative and National Assembly.
Magaji explained that Izunaso’s experience spanned from 1992 when he served as the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of House of Representatives to 1999 when he was appointed as the Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate.