Senator Ndume deserves to be next Senate president - Borno elders

Senator Ndume deserves to be next Senate president - Borno elders

- Some stakeholders from Borno state say Senator Ali Ndume has the requisite experience to provide quality leadership as the Senate president

- The group under the aegis of Concerned Borno Citizens, argues that the Borno senator deserves the position because Borno state gave the APC over 90% of votes in the just concluded election

- The chairman of the group, Dauda Danladi, says the antecedent of Ndume makes him the most qualified person to occupy the office of Senate president

Some stakeholders from Borno state under the aegis of Concerned Borno Citizens have said that Senator Ali Ndume from the state is competent enough to serve as the next president of the Senate.

The group comprising of former governors and ministers among others on Thursday, March 21, said Ndume had the requisite experience to provide quality leadership at the upper chamber, Daily Trust reports.

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The chairman of the group Dauda Danladi, argued that the Borno senator deserved the position the because Borno state gave the APC over 90% of the votes in the just concluded election.

Danladi, a former Nigerian ambassador to Pakistan said the antecedent of Ndume makes him the most qualified person to occupy the office of Senate president.

“There is no doubt that the 9th National Assembly has a critical role to play if government is to actualize all its developmental projects, programs and policies that will propel Nigeria into the industrialised world in the near future," Danladi said.

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"Hence a cooperative partnership driven National Assembly that will support, encourage and work with the executive to accelerate the achievement of socio-economic objectives of the government cannot be over-emphasised."

He said Borno state being the epicenter insurgency war deserves serious attention.

"The office of the President of the Senate will therefore offer the state a good opportunity to fast track reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of millions of displaced persons," he said.

Meanwhile, Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has described the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election as a loss to the nation saying it will be short-lived.

Premium Times reports that Saraki spoke on Wednesday, March 20, at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.

The Senate president condemned the role played by the military in the election saying it has made the country a laughing stock.

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