Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Over 30 APC Senators Show Support For Ndume As Senate President

Over 30 APC Senators Show Support For Ndume

Not less than 36 senators in the party of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, are backing Ali Ndume, who is a senator coordinating Borno south at the Nigerian Senate, for the position of Senate President.

FreshReporters reports that an unamed senator-elect made this known on Tuesday while speaking with some journalists on the sidelines of the induction exercise for members of the incoming national assembly at Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

It was understood that Ndume is still pressing forward in his interest for the senate seat despite the fact that the ruling party has already revealed their support for Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan for the same position.
Speaking after a meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, Ndume told journalists that he would still contest for the number one position in the Senate.

The North baased senator-elect revealed that some of them are angry because “juicy” committees have been shared among those supporting Lawan.

"There are about 36 senators-elect who are rooting for Ndume and that is because we are angry about how they are going about this senate presidency thing," he said.

"How will Lawan suggest that APC senators have donated their senators-elect for him to realise his senate presidency bid. They have gone ahead to share committees already excluding us.

"Things are not done that way."

The senator-elec said those supporting Ndume are angry over the “bullying” by the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

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Fresh Reporters recalls that APC won 62 senate seats in the 2019 election.

Recently, the senator representing Abia south in the Nigerian Senate, Eyinnaya Abaribe, said Oshiomhole was not in a position to dictate to them on who to elect into the office of number three citizen.

Source: NaijaNews.com

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