Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday said he would not rule himself out from vying for the office of the Senate President if the opportunity presents itself.
Amosun, who spoke against the backdrop of demands by some of his constituents, stated that he might be disposed to seeking the Senate Presidency whenever the slot is zoned to the South-West.
The governor spoke during his ward-to-ward senatorial campaign in Ewekoro Local Government Area of state, which is one of the six local governments in Ogun Central Senatorial District. Fielding questions from reporters at Asayobo ward, Amosun, who is a senatorial candidate for Ogun Central on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), said he was happy that his people wanted him to serve the country at the national level.
He also flayed some unnamed party leaders who accused him of allegedly concentrating development in Abeokuta, the state capital, and the Ogun Central zone to the detriment of other regions of the state.
The governor expressed confidence that he would become a ranking senator once he returns to the upper chamber of the National Assembly having once served there between 2003 and 2007.
He, however, declared that there was no way he could become the Senate President since the South- West geopolitical had already produced the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Amosun said: “When we went before, we were not that experienced. Of course, we had limitations, but now, you and I know that I am not that rookie senator.
I would be a ranking Senator by the time I get there. “You know within the context of Nigeria and the context of our party, people from South-West are number two, the Vice President. So, there is no way we can have both the Vice President and the Senate President at the same time.