The Zoning arrangement being made by the All Progressive Congress has caused the Senate Presidency to be zoned to the South-South. And it’s also reported that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu wants a Christian to pick the Senate President ticket. Continue Reading>>>
The Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima also said last week that it will be wrong to zone the Senate Presidency to a Muslim in the North.
The Former Governor of Zamfara state and Senator-elect, Abdulaziz Yari has alleged that there is nothing wrong with having two Muslims as the leaders of the parliament. Continue Reading>>>
He said in an interview with Arise Tv news that there was a time Nigeria also had Christians as Senate and Deputy President in the Parliament.
According to him, religion does not matter in this case, and that the constitution of Nigeria does not recognize if one is a Muslim or a Christian.
He said, ”So people are saying Muslim, Muslim, Muslim. I haven’t seen anywhere in the constitution that says Christian or Muslim must be President.
By the way, the constitution did not even recognise Islam or Christianity. The only thing the Constitution recognizes is the right religion.
The constitution protects me that I can be Christian today and I can be Muslim tomorrow. The Constitution did not recognize religion affiliation to be appointed to political office.
There is nothing wrong with having Muslims as Senate President and Deputy Senate President. If the parliament decides to do a Muslim-Muslim, its the business of the parliament.
There was a time the Senate decided to take a Christian as Senate President and Deputy Senate President. The speaker was also a Christian as well. It happened in this country.”
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