Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, April 8 met behind closed doors with the former Senate leader, Ali Ndume.
According to The Nation, the meeting started around 3.20pm when Ndume arrived the vice president’s office.
The meeting with Osinbajo was still in progress at the time of filing this report.
Legit.ng notes that Senator Ndume is a key contender for the Senate president of the ninth National Assembly.
He had declared his intention to run for the office despite endorsement of the current Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan for the post by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ndume vowed he would remain in the race till the elections for the National Assembly leadership are conducted, won and lost.
He stated this on Thursday, April 4, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, adding that his insistence on contesting for Senate president should not be interpreted as a mark of disrespect for his party which has already endorsed Senator Lawan for the position.
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Ndume said he has the right to aspire and contest for any leadership position in the Senate.
“Let me say that the decision by the party to settle for an individual instead of zoning the position to a particular geopolitical zone and also consulting or allowing the senators from that zone to decide who among them they prefer as Senate president, is not a healthy democratic development" he said.
According to the senator, the position of APC on who emerges as Senate president cannot stand as it did not follow due process.
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