35 APC senators back Ndume for senate presidency as Lawan lands in trouble


The move by Senator Ahmed Lawan to become the next Senate President is now being threatened after former Senate leader, Ali Ndume reportedly got the backing of no less than 35 Senators from the All Progressive Congress (APC).

That much information was revealed by a senator-elect who did not want to be named as he also expressed his disappointment on behalf of other Senators that the APC was imposing Lawan without any recourse to them.

While speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the induction exercise for members of the incoming national assembly at Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja, the senator-elect, who is from the north said 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 move comes after Ndume reaffirmed his position shortly after he had a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, two days ago.

Although he is being pressured by the party to drop his ambition, Senator Ndume who represents Borno South, remains one of the frontline aspirants for the position of Senate President for the 9th Senate in June.



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