National Assembly leadership: Ndume meets Osinbajo, vows not to step down

National Assembly leadership: Ndume meets Osinbajo, vows not to step down

As the heat continues over who becomes the next Senate president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, April 8, met with Ali Ndume, a top contender for the National Assembly position.

However, Ndume, after the meeting, vowed not to step down for the choice of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Lawan.

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The Nation reports that the meeting between the vice president and Ndume lasted for one hour and held behind closed doors.

The senator refused to speak with journalists on camera, but indicated that he was not ready to step down from the race.

While maintaining that he was still holding consultations, he said: “This is not the time to talk now because I am still holding consultation.” earlier reported that Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno south senatorial district intensified his campaign insisting on contesting for the position of the Senate president despite the endorsement Ahmad Lawan by the APC.

Sources close to the camp of Ndume, who is also a former Senate leader, however, told ThisDay that in spite of the tough talk of the APC, the Borno senator would not give up on his ambition to become the next Senate president.

However, a Lagos lawmaker, Bisi Yusuff, recently warned his colleagues at the National Assembly to toe the line of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in electing their leaders.

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In an interview with, Yusuff noted: "There is no where in the world that you would do anything outside the party as a politician. So the party hierarchy should know who is going for what. That is what stabilizes the polity of a country.

"We all know how Senator Bukola Saraki became the Senate president by fraud and we saw the consequence of that. So why should we go through that trend again? We should not because experience should guide us." ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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