- Three Kano state senators have endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan for the Senate president's seat
- The senators are Barau Jubrin, Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and senator-elect Malam Ibrahim Shekrau
- The senators said they endorsed Lawan because he is the most experienced and most ripe for the job of the Senate presidency
Three senators from Kano state have announced their support for Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, to become the Senate president of the 9th senate.
The three senators, namely Barau Jubrin, Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and senator-elect Malam Ibrahim Shekrau, made the statement when they visited.
They claimed that Lawan is the most experienced and most ripe for the job of the Senate presidency, going by intentional parliamentary best practices.
The Nation reports that the endorsement was announced when Barau Jubrin, who is the secretary of Ahmed Lawan Campaign Organization, led other members of the campaign train to the residence of Senator-elect Shekarau.
Senator Jubrin said: “The National Assembly leadership is elected based on international parliamentary best practices. What used to be the case was a beat appellation to that parliamentary best practices.
“In every parliament, leaders are elected based on ranking, based on experience, and once a parliament goes by election and the party that gets the majority in that election produces the leader, and in this case, the majority leader in such a parliament automatically becomes the Senate president or the Speaker, as the case may be.
“Now, Ahmed Lawan is the current leader and he will be the oldest senator, the most ranked Senator in the 9th Senate. He was a two-time member of House of Representatives and four-time member of the Senate. So, he is the most experienced and most ripe for the job of the Senate presidency, going by intentional parliamentary best practices.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier 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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