Senator representing Kano North District, Labor Gaya has declared his intention to run for Deputy Senate President in the 9th Assembly.
Gaya, who declared his intention on Thursday at the International Conference Centre (ICC), after collecting his certificate of return as Senator-elect from Kano South into the 9th Senate, told journalists that his aspiration was driven by mass appeal and a burning desire to serve in the leadership of the next Senate having returned for the fourth time.
He said: “I thank the Almighty Allah who granted me the grace of being elected into the Senate for the fourth time.
“As regards the leadership composition of the 9th Senate, the majority of my colleagues are mounting pressure on me to run for the position of Deputy Senate President, which I want to use this opportunity to announce that I’m running for the position being one the most ranking senators in the 9th Senate.”
He, however, added that his ambition for the position will be determined by the presidency and the party, just as he stated that had Senator Bukola Saraki remained in APC and won, he would have still retained his position as the Senate President.