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Tinubu eyes deputy senate presidency


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Senator Oluremi Tinubu, winner of last Saturday’s Lagos Central Senatorial District election, for a third term, has expressed her desire to become the Deputy Senate President.

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Mrs Tinubu made this known yesterday at an interactive session with newsmen in her home.

 “We’ve been governor before. When my husband was a governor, I also was the first lady of the state, so, this is my third term as a senator.

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“So, who said I cannot aspire to become senate president? I don’t want to be senate president but I have always wanted to become the deputy senate president because I have a lot of responsibility that I want to carry out.”

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She added that, as a woman, “I have to always balance my life. This tells us that a woman can be married and always have a job, so, my home constituency has a lot of weight. That is why I am not pushing too much.”

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