|Senate President David Mark|
Now that the results of the National Assembly elections held last Saturday by INEC has been released, pundits have said that it is very unlikely that the South East Geo-Political Zone would have the opportunity to produce the next Senate President of Nigeria.
Of course the South East failed to returned any of its APC senators nor voted for any one to emerge on the APC platform going by INEC's results.
Current Senate president, David Mark, would have undoubtedly been the best choice given his rich background and experience, but his membership of the PDP, which will now be in the minority in the next Senate, knocks him out of the reckoning for the post.
When asked about the possibility of Mark defecting to the APC and retain his position, an APC chieftain was quick to state that it was not possible to concede the Senate Presidency to Benue State after it had occupied the post for 8 years through David Mark.
He further stressed that there was no way APC would accept Mark as its Senate President since there were many qualified Senators from other states in the North Central that can occupy the post.
Right now, the former Kwara State Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, is being considered for the position.
But if the party maintain that the post is retain in Benue, then the current Senate Minority Leader, George Akume, is likely to emerge as the Senate President.