Serving senators and senators-elect from the South-east have rejected the zoning of senate presidency to the South-south region as well as the reported choice of Godswill Akpabio for the position.
They stated their position in a communique issued after their meeting on Sunday in Abuja.
Outgoing governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday announced that governors of the ruling APC have resolved to endorse Mr Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, as the president of the 10th Senate and Jibrin Barau as deputy senate president.
The following day, the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, a senator-elect and aspirant for the position, announced that he had stepped down from the race on the persuasion of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Mr Umahi is from the south-east as are three other contenders for the position, namely Orji Kalu, Osita Izunaso and Patrick Ndubeze.