Senate Presidency: I felt betrayed – Sen. Yari says

Senator Abdulaziz Yari, has said that he felt betrayed by the outcome of the 10th Assembly leadership election result.

Yari said that his permutations as of 3 am on Tuesday showed that he would garner at least 61 out of the 109 votes available, which would have been enough to see him coast to victory, he revealed this during an interview on Channels TV on Thursday in Abuja.

The former governor of Zamfara said he felt betrayed by how things turned out, but he maintained that only God knew what had happened.

He said;

“I can say there was a betrayal because as we were taking stock at 3 am on Tuesday before the election, we took stock of over 76 people in our team.

We took into cognisance that there could be a fall out of about 15 and we had agreed that if that happens, we would comfortably still have about 61 people.

But what we got was the reverse and yes, I felt betrayed over that outcome.

Life is a circle and as a Muslim, God had decided who would be the president of the Senate for the 10th Assembly and I have no reason not to accept what God has decided.

I gave the Senate president, the assurance that we are going to work together as a team to protect the institution that we have.

Also, I have a discussion with my team I told them for the task ahead of us, we have to support the leadership so that Nigeria can grow better.”


Former governor of Akwa Ibom State Senator Godswill Akpabio was declared winner at the senate chamber in Abuja after a tight race with Sen. Yari for the Senate Presidency of Nigeria.

Sen. Akpabio polled 63 votes to defeat Sen. Yari who scored 46 votes.

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