Senate Presidency: I’m Most Senior Senator From South-East, South-South – Izunaso

The lawmaker described himself as the most quailed person to lead the 10th National Assembly that will be inaugurated by June

A file photo of Senator Osita Izunaso.


The lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial district, Senator Osita Izunaso, on Tuesday, said he is the most senior lawmaker from the South-East and South-South regions.

Briefing State House reporters after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the lawmaker described himself as the most qualified person to lead the 10th National Assembly to be inaugurated in June.

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The lawmaker also used the opportunity of the meeting to apprise President Buhari of his ambition to become the Senate President.

According to him, he visited the President and had a good discussion with him on a wide range of issues of national importance but declined to give further details.

Senator Izunaso, who had expressed the belief that there is a need to give the South-East a sense of belonging under the APC, also noted that beyond being the highest-ranking Senator, his tenure as the National Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) puts him in a prime position for the upper chamber’s presiding officer.

When asked about his chances against major contenders like Senator Orji Uzor Kalu as well as Senator Godswill Akpabio, he declined to speak, simply reiterating that he is the oldest and will await the party’s decision.