June 12: Northern Elders Warns Tinubu After Democracy Day Message to Nigerians.
The Northern Elders Forum has once more warned against imposing the 10th Senate President and argued that the 109 senators- elect should be given the freedom to select their own leaders.
This comes few hours after President Bola Ahmed Tinubu sent a democracy message to Nigerians.
This occurred right after the northern elders advised against using religion, whether it be Islam or Christianity, to determine who would lead the 10th Senate.
The group added that it has frequently advised the President Bola Tinubu- led administration to respect the privileges and rights of elected National Assembly members to select their leaders and to campaign ” for its preferences with sensitivity and decorum. “
The northern elders criticized Vice President Kashim Shettima for saying that ” under the current dispensation, the worst incompetent Southern Christian is better than the most puritanical Northern Muslim for the Presidency of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” .
During a news conference on Monday in Kaduna State, the NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba- Ahmed, called the Vice President’ s statement ” unfortunate, ” according to PUNCH.
The vice president’ s slip- up before Tuesday’ s inauguration of the 10th National Assembly was brought on by an attempt to impose Senate leadership, according to Baba- Ahmed, a former secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The nation has been informed of remarks made by His Excellency Senator Kashim Shettima, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in an effort to advance the election of the 10th Assembly leaders, which the APC and the administration favour.
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