…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Former Minister for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has shared his reaction to the election of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.
Akpabio emerged victorious in the election, defeating Abdulaziz Yari, the senator representing Zamfara Central.
Taking to his Twitter page, Keyamo expressed his excitement over the election outcome.
He fondly recalled his excellent working relationship with Akpabio during the previous administration, particularly in the Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs.
Keyamo hinted at the possibility of witnessing unique and remarkable moments in the National Assembly with the newly elected Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
Reno Omokri Criticizes Election of Southern Senator as Senate President
On the other hand, Reno Omokri, a political commentator, voiced his dissatisfaction with the choice of a Southerner as the Senate President.
Omokri argued that such a decision has created an imbalance of power in the government, considering that President Bola Tinubu hails from the Southwest region and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Kayode Ariwoola, also comes from the Southwest.
Omokri contended that electing a Southerner as the Senate President tilts the balance in favor of Southern Nigeria, thereby creating an imbalance within the government.
He raised concerns about the concentration of power in certain regions, while others may be underrepresented.
As Festus Keyamo expresses his excitement and optimism about Godswill Akpabio’s election as Senate President, Reno Omokri raises concerns regarding the imbalance of power within the government.
The differing viewpoints reflect the diversity of opinions regarding the election outcome and its potential implications for the Nigerian political landscape.
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