The senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District, Senator Adeola Olamilekan Yayi has disclosed that, the Senators voted against the choice of Senator Abdulaziz Yari as the Senate President for fairness and equity.
Adeola said the country cannot afford to battle with another religious debacle with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President, Kashim Shettima as Muslims.
Senator Yayi disclosed this on Sunday at a Thanksgiving service held at Cathedral Church of Christ, Ilaro, Ogun state.
The lawmaker said the legislators decided to vote for Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio against Senator Abdulaziz Yari as Muslim candidate.
He, however, commended Gov. Dapo Abiodun for his support for the emergence of Senator Akpabio as Senate President.
He said, “Gov. Dapo Abiodun played a key role in the emergence of our Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio. On countless occasions I will call the governor for his assistance, and he would rush down to Abuja.
“Our president is a Muslim, the Vice President is a Muslim, how can we put another Muslim as Senate President?
“So I want to thank the governor for making it possible. I am your senator for the next 4 years. He supported me financially and morally to emerge as Senator representing Ogun West. I want to appreciate His Excellency, the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his astounding support in all ways. Without your backing sir, today’s thanksgiving would not have been possible.
“My ambition is not for any material gain, but to serve my people. I will listen to you, I will do things that will promote the unity of Ogun West senatorial district. I want to sincerely appreciate the people of Ogun West for this high level of support and for reposing such confidence in me.
“Let me assure my people in Ogun West that my tenure as your representative in the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be a qualitative and an uncommon one.”