- A meeting among President Muhammadu Buhari, the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, 9 governors and APC governors elect, was held on Monday, March 25
- According to report, the meeting may be connected with the race for leadership of the ninth National Assembly
- Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Danjuma Goje, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Senator Abdullahi Adamu were in attendance during the meeting
President Muhammadu Buhari, nine governors, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and senators-elect of the ruling party, met at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Monday, March 25.
According to Daily Trust, the meeting may be connected with the constitution of leadership for the ninth National Assembly.
Legit.ng gathers that the race for Senate presidency and speakership of the House of Representatives has begun following the 2019 general elections.
Report has it that there have been agitations between senators-elect from the northeast and north central over the Senate presidency for the ninth assembly, which will be inaugurated in June.
Governors of Kebbi, Zamfara, Plateau, Jigawa, Kaduna, Lagos, Osun, Oyo and Kogi states were in attendance during the meeting.
Also in attendance were the the four key contenders for the Senate presidency, which include Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Danjuma Goje, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senate leader Ahmed Lawan on Friday, March 22 officially declared his intention to contest the office of the Senate president in June when the 9th Assembly will be inaugurated.
The senator has been in the news as one of the contenders for the office of the Senate president, but officially declared his intention during a session with journalists.
Lawan said: “I am a loyal party man. I will respect the decisions of my leaders and the party. We need the cooperation and support of everybody. I also believe that if we want to work with the Executive in such a manner that we can deliver good governance, first we need to achieve unity amongst ourselves.
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“We are senators who believe in party supremacy. We believe in the leadership of our party. But the leadership we are seeking is leadership of the Senate and the National Assembly. So, it is very critical and crucial that we talk to our colleagues and convince them that we are the right people to lead the Senate and the National Assembly’’.
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