Gaya, who made this known while briefing newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said though the All Progressives Congress(APC) had not made its position known on who to endorse for the position, he was optimistic to be chosen by the party.
On concern that he might not get the party’s endorsement because he is from same region with the number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari, Gaya said it was not a cause for concern.
According to him, there is no fear of lopsidedness or marginalisation of other regions because the party has zoned Speakership of the House of Representatives to the South West.
He said he was not against lawmakers from the South being prominently represented in the senate.
“I am not denying anybody from the South from being in our team but for the position of Deputy Senate President, I think it should be given to South West.
“Besides in the National Assembly we do not talk region, party or religion. We are senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that is what matters,” he said.