Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central Senatorial District, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will be vigorously involved in the process of selecting the next Senate President.
Sen. Omo-Agege said President Buhari and the filling All Progressive Congress (APC) will do anything to avoid repeating the mistake that led to the emergence of Sen. Bukola Saraki as the Leader of Senate in the 8th Assembly.
‘‘Anybody who is going to be Senate President, in the 9th Senate, must be somebody who is loyal to Mr President, the party and the constitution.
The Senate President will be determined by Mr President. Mr President will indicate to us through the party who he want to work with,’’ He said
He was asked if the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has zoned the Senate leadership to any geo-political zone
The Senator said “I don’t know”.
‘‘But what I can tell you is that we are going to have a Senate that will work with Mr President.
‘‘The era of allowing renegades who rode on the back of Mr President, who rode on the back of the party to go in there and trade the party’s mandate, I think that era is gone.
‘‘I am very hopeful that this time around, Mr President will step in and decide not only the zone that will produce the Senate president and the leadership but also who should be.
‘‘We don’t want to erect another opposition leader in the Senate, as we had in the 8th Assembly.
‘‘There are a lot of us in the Senate who are returning to the next senate who fits into that position. We are so many but any decision the President makes, we will all fall in line and abide.
‘‘We want President Buhari to succeed and it is all in our place, some of us who are close to him, to tell him certain calls he should not make because we know ourselves in the National Assembly and we do not want a repeat of the Saraki saga as we go back to the ninth Senate.’’ he said.