Senate presidency: Accept party supremacy - Group urges Ndume, others

Senate presidency: Accept party supremacy - Group urges Ndume, others

- The Initiative for Leadership Development and Change has urged Senator Ali Ndume and other APC senators to accept the party’s supremacy

- The ILDC said none of them got elected as individual candidates but on the APC’s platform; therefore, they must abide by the party’s decision

- The NGO also advised all the political parties represented in the Senate to close ranks for a greater Nigeria

Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC), an NGO, on Tuesday, April 16 urged Senator Ali Ndume and other senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept the supremacy of the party.

President of the NGO, Chief Ugochukwu Nnam, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the political decisions of the party should override those of individual members.

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Legit.ng gathers that Nnam said that allegiance and obedience to party decisions were critical to viable democracy in the country.

“Ali Ndume and others who wish to aspire to leadership positions in the red chamber ought to drop the idea in accordance with loyalty to party supremacy.

“None of them got elected as individual candidate, but on APC platform. Therefore, they must abide by the party’s decision,” Nnam said.

According to him, there is need for a cordial relationship between the legislature and the executive for economic stability.

He also advised PDP and other political parties represented in the Senate to support APC for a progressive Nigeria.

Also speaking, the deputy national coordinator of the group, Onyekachi Ebere-Njoku, advised all the political parties represented in the Senate to close ranks for a greater Nigeria.

Ebere-Njoku said that it was time all senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, irrespective of party affiliation, contributed their quota toward rebuilding the “Nigerian ship“.

He, therefore, urged them to support the ruling APC to move the country forward.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Kashim Shettima said that the people of Borno will prevail on Senator Ali Ndume to step down for Senate majority leader, Ahmad Lawan.

Ndume, representing Borno South senatorial district, is one of two APC senators insisting on contesting for the Senate presidency, despite the party's endorsement of Lawan. The other senator contesting is Danjuma Goje.

Governor Shettima said he believed as loyal party members, they should respect the decision of the party in the adoption of Lawan to be the next Senate president.

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