Refrain from imposing leaders on NASS - Group warns presidency, APC

Refrain from imposing leaders on NASS - Group warns presidency, APC

- A pro-democracy group known as the National Coalition in Defence of Democracy warns that previous attempts by past administrations to impose leaders on the National Assembly have always ended badly

- The coordinator of the group, Ambassador Auwal Alhassan, argues that senators should be allowed to pick their own leaders

- Alhassan says Ali Ndume would emerge as the Senate president if senators are allowed to select their leaders

A pro-democracy group known as the National Coalition in Defence of Democracy has told the presidency and the leadership of the APC to refrain from imposing leaders on the National Assembly to avoid the consequence such actions caused in the past.

The group which was particular about the Senate noted that previous attempts by past administrations to impose leaders on the National Assembly have always ended badly.

The Nation reports that the national coordinator of the group, Ambassador Auwal Alhassan, on Monday, April 8, said senators should be allowed to pick their own leaders.

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The group stated that due to his wealth of experience as a legislator, Ali Ndume would emerge as the Senate president if senators are allowed to select their leaders.

We don’t support picking an individual by the party. It is our belief that the 109 senators who are men of integrity should be allowed to make their choice of who should lead them. But if our suggestions are not carried, it would go down in history that we spoke out,” the group said.

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Meanwhile, the national chairman of the All progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the deputy Senate president for the 9th Senate might emerge from the south south region.

Oshiomhole while speaking on Sunday, April 7, said except for the Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives, which have been settled, other NASS positions were yet to be zoned.

He also said that the south south is being considered for the office of the deputy Senate president.

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