Senate presidency: Rumours of cooperation thickens as Ndume initiates talks with Goje

Senate presidency: Rumours of cooperation thickens as Ndume initiates talks with Goje

- Senators Danjuma Goje and Ali Ndume, have commenced discussion as regards their ambition to be the next Senate President

- The duo seems to have dismissed the endorsement of Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan by the APC and have forged ahead with their campaigns

- They met earlier in the week at the third floor office of Goje at the Senate complex in Abuja

A report by ThisDay indicates that Senators Danjuma Goje and Ali Ndume, have commenced discussion as regards their ambition to be the next Senate President.

Goje, a former governor of Gombe state representing Gombe central senatorial district and Ndume representing Borno south senatorial district are both ranking senators and eyeing the position.

The duo seems to have dismissed the endorsement of Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan by their party - the All Progressives Congress (APC) and have forged ahead with their campaigns.

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According to the report, they met earlier in the week at the third floor office of Goje at the Senate complex in Abuja where they resolved to work as a team for the coveted office.

It was gathered that the two lawmakers agreed to consult widely with stakeholders on their interest and may meet again before the week runs out.

Senator Ndume also clarified that he is still in the race saying: “I am not disrespecting the party, but people should be allowed to elect their leaders.

“I am still in the race till the end. It is within my constitutional right to contest. People should be allowed to elect their leaders, If Lawan wins, I will be the first to congratulate him.”

Meanwhile, some sources within the ruling party are claiming that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) plans to poach 13 APC returning and new senators to forestall the emergence of Senator Ahmad Lawan as the 9th Senate president.

According to them, two senators approached alerted the party hierarchy and Lawan’s campaign team.

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The two senators, one a returning and the other just elected, said a source, were expected to lead PDP to their colleagues from Adamawa, Taraba, Ekiti, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano and Kebbi states.

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