Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, has shed light into why the incoming administration opted for former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and Senator-elect for Akwa Ibom North West, Godswill Akpabio for the seat of Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.
Senator Shettima said the Tinubu administration was determined to ensure religious balancing and disabuse the minds of Nigerians that the ruling All Progressives Congress has an islamisation agenda.
The Vice President-elect made the disclosure on Tuesday night while playing host to members of the Stability Group pushing for the realization of the Senators Godswill Akpabio- Barau Jibrin ticket.
Apart from the need for religious balancing, Senator Shettima said the APC power brokers were also convinced of the capacity of the former Akwa- Ibom State governor for the leadership of the Senate.
He said: “Politics shouldn’t be a means of disuniting our people. It should rather be a means of uniting us. The President-elect and the vice-president-elect are both Muslims. It is in the interest of the stability and unity of this country that the next position be given to the Christian faith, if not, it would further validate the alleged Islamisation agenda of the APC-led administration. It would be perceived as a gratuitous insult to our Christian brothers and sisters who stuck out their necks to support us.”