NASS leadership: APC group makes case for Sen. Musa
By Oguwuike Nnadi
The chances of Niger East senator, Mohammed Sani Musa to emerge in the race for the ;leadership of the 10th National assembly was brightened at the weekend, as a group of APC stakeholders, under the aegis of APC Integrity Group have made a strong case for his consideration for the office Deputy Senate President
The stakeholder in a communiqué issued after is meeting at the weekend in Abuja, asked the leadership of the ruling party to nominate Mohammed Sani Musa, senator representing Niger north, as deputy senate president.
Musa is one of the ranking senators who have declared interest in the 10th senate top leadership positions
The Niger East APC senator, last week, said he would make and official xdeclaration for the NASS plum job, if the senate president position is zoned to the north-central.
In a statement on Sunday, Dawu Mohammed and Chisom Nwakanma, the group’s coordinator and secretary, said Musa contributed to the victory of the party in Niger during the general election.
“We therefore urge our great party to consider retaining its leadership voice at the senate and as such, take into mind the services and efforts made by some great party leaders and stakeholders, especially in the north-central zone,” they said.
“Senator Musa’s ingenuity at using legislative machinery to solve national issues such as electoral matters is seen in a proposal that birthed the card reader used by the Independent National Electoral Commission in previous elections.
“To this end we stress that no other person best fits this description than Senator Musa who has sponsored a total of 26 bills, of the 21 percent total legislations sponsored by north-central senators in the ninth assembly.
“We have followed the antecedents of Senator Musa and have come to the conclusion that with current trend, calibre of new, young and outspoken politicians who are coming on board from the opposition parties, especially the PDP and LP, a senator Musa as DSP (deputy senate president) would be of immense benefit to our party at the national assembly level.”
“We ask the esteemed APC National Chairman, Distinguished Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and the Board of Trustee (BOT) of our great party, alongside the National Working Committee (NWC) to consider loyalty to the party, legislative ingenuity, astute leadership qualities, and a person who is able to work with the Senate President (SP), as a Deputy Senate President (DSP), to carry all 109 Senators along for a peaceful, effective and efficient legislative service delivery for the country.
“It is also on record that Senator Musa who has remained a solid rock for our great party in Niger state, contributed immensely to our resounding victory in the state, as he hosted several campaigns rallies for our candidates in not only in his senatorial district, but the state in general.
“Also, we at the APC Integrity Group having followed his steps at the outgoing Ninth Senate sees Senator Musa as a great asset that our great party needs not only to have our way in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, but to win other lawmakers to our side.
“It is our believe that though we have won the presidential election and secured the majority at both the Senate and House of Representatives, it is only when we get it right with the right leadership at the 10th Assembly that we can sustain the momentum we have been able to create across the nation.”
They added that it is important for the APC to get the right leadership in the national assembly so “we can sustain the momentum we have been able to create across the nation”.
The APC Integrity Group is made of members of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), Action Congress (AC), All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP), and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).