Alhaji Sha’ayau Sarkinfawa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State, has endorsed Senator Abdul’aziz Yari for the Senate presidency of the 10th National Assembly.
The APC chieftain stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau, Zamfara State on Sunday.
Sarkinfawa said: “My appeal to the party’s leadership at the national level to zone the position of Senate President of the 10th Assembly to the North West.
“The North West played greater contribution to the emergence of the President-elect, Senator Bola Tinubu.
“We gave the highest number of votes compared to any other zone in the country.
“Therefore, we deserve Senate president position.
“I am confident that Senator-elect Abdul’aziz Yari has all it takes to occupy the number one position in the 10th Senate.
“In fact as former Chairman Nigerian Governors’ Forum, he is qualified for the seat considering his track record and experiences in politics and governance.
“Yari had greatly promoted national unity throughout his tenure as NGF’s Chairman with the help of the state governors.
“As two term governor of Zamfara, he performed wonderfully well in the areas of infrastructure, education, agriculture, security, human and capital development, among others.
“As a lawmaker who represented Anka/Talata-Mafara Federal Constituency on the platform of ANPP, Yari served in various standing and ad hoc committees in the National Assembly.
“Under his chairmanship, the forum initiated policies that impacted positively on the lives of Nigerians, through negotiation and amicable deliberations between the three arms of government.”
Sarkinfawa appealed to APC leadership to declare Yari as its consensus candidate for the position of the Senate President of the 10th Assembly.
“I am also seeking for support of all political parties and their Senators-elect irrespective of party differences to vote for Yari,” he added.