Monday June 12, 2023
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has said that the election of the leadership of the Senate must be based on the principles of fairness, justice and equity.
The Governor said this at a post inauguration special thanksgiving service organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Fathers of Faith on Monday at Oritamefa Baptist Church, Ibadan.
Governor Makinde said, “We already have a President that is of Islamic faith, we have a Vice President that is of Islamic faith, number three is going to be the Senate President. And what we are saying across party lines, I am saying it publicly, all the governors in Nigeria came together and we said we will support the choice of the president who is a Christian from the South South region of Nigeria.”
He added, “We are not playing religious politics, but what is fair is fair. We stood for southern presidency, we will stand for justice, we stood for fairness and we are going to stand for equity as well.
“So, I will be at the National Assembly tomorrow, even though I wasn’t elected as a Senator and I have never been elected as one, I will be there with my other colleagues, we will go and ensure that the principle of fairness, justice and equity prevails in the selection of the president of the Senate of the federal Republic of Nigeria.”