Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Shehu Sani has said there is nothing wrong with Senator Godswill Akpabio meeting with the leadership of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the Labour Party (LP).
According to reports the anointed candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Senate presidency of the 10th National Assembly on Wednesday, met the NNPP acting National Chairman, Abba-Kawu Ali, and the LP national chairman, Julius Abure, in a bid to secure the backing of the opposition parties.
In a post on Twitter on Thursday, Sani stressed that there is nothing wrong with Akpabio consulting with opposition parties to lobby for votes for the Senate Presidency election.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State needs the support of the opposition parties, saying that the votes of APC Senators alone can’t guarantee him the seat.
He wrote: “There is nothing wrong with Akpabio going to LP or any other party to lobby for votes; looking at the situation on the ground, with the Kalu and Yari factor, APC votes alone can’t guarantee him the seat. In fact, where the opposition tilt is the strong determinant.”