Monday, September 28THE LEGISLATURE

About 35 APC Senators Support Ndume for Senate Presidency

BY OBUTE JAMES

About 35 senators elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress are supporting the candidacy of the former Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume for the Senate Presidency, reliable sources have revealed.

The Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole had announced Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate Leader as the anointed candidate for the No 3 seat in the country.

It was alleged that the lawmakers were angry with the leadership of the party over its decision to impose Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, without recourse to them.

The lawmakers, who pleaded anonymity, expressed disappointment at Lawan over alleged statement credited to him that all the APC State Governors have donated their Senators to him to ensure his victory.

The Senators-elect said, “We are not happy over claims by Lawan that APC governors have donated their Senators-elect to him in order to realise his Senate Presidency.

“Even they have gone ahead to share the juicy Committees to Senators-elect that are favourable to the imposition.”

The lawmakers said they disliked attempts to intimidate and harass some of them with using the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC); adding that they have uncovered plans by the .. party to plant spies in the gallery of the chamber to monitor the election.

lawmakers rooting for Ndume are mostly drawn from the incoming Senators and a few former governors who feel slighted by the bullying tendencies of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

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