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Senate Presidency Race : Kano senator meets 70 lawmakers

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One of the leading contenders for the senate presidency, Senator Jibrin Barau of the All Progressives Congress has hosted over 70 senators-elect to solicit their support ahead of the inauguration of the 10th parliament that will usher the leadership of the upper chamber.

Barau, who is a third-timer at the red chamber currently representing Kano North Senatorial District.

Although he is yet to publicly declare his interest to run for the coveted seat, he has deployed his foot soldiers to meet key stakeholders, including ranking federal lawmakers.

He currently chairs the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

It was gathered that over 70 senators-elect attended the luncheon held at the NICON Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday.

The meeting was held after the presentation of certificates of return to the lawmakers.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Tuesday presented certificates of return to at least 98 senators-elect at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Tuesday.

Seven political parties won senatorial seats, with APC securing a majority with 57 seats.

The Peoples Democratic Party won 29 seats; Labour Party six; New Nigerian Peoples Party, two; Social Democratic Party, two; the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Young Peoples Party, one each.

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