By Naomi Sharang
Sen. Abdulaziz Yari (APC-Zamfara) says he can’t be stopped from the race for the Presidency of the 10th National Assembly, because it is his constitutional right.
He said this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
Yari, a former Governor of Zamfara, said that no individual had the exclusive power to decide on the leadership of the National Assembly.
“Am I wrong when I asked them to choose me. There is nothing wrong with that. I’m exercising my constitutional responsibility,” he said.
Yari said that he was not against the zoning of the NASS leadership by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I’m not kicking anything against my party or against anyone. But I’m saying that I’m trying to get the indulgence of my colleagues to trust me and hire me.
“And at the same time, if I did wrong somewhere they fire me. So the hiring and firing is the exclusive responsibility of the national assembly.”
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC had zoned the Presidency of the Senate to South-South and Deputy President to North-West.
The party endorsed Sen. God’swill Akpabio for the Senate Presidency and Sen. Barau Jibrin for the Deputy Senate President.