- As the contest for who will emerge the Senate president of the 9th National Assembly is still on, internal rancour for political parties abound
- In the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ali Ndume, a contestant for the seat has accused his of imposing a favourite candidate
- Ndume said that what should be done by the ruling party is to create a level-plane ground for all candidates interested in the position
Senator Ali Ndume, an All Progressives Congress (APC) contestant for the office of the Senate president has accused the ruling party of declaring a favourite candidate for the position, adding that it is a breach of the Nigerian constitution.
In his opinion, Senator Ndume said that the APC should have treated all members equally and create a level-plane ground for all who wish to contest for the seat in compliance to party rules, This Day reports.
Ndume said: “I am confident of winning. Anytime I do the numbers, I see it and I am confident that we will get there. My colleagues are in my support,” the third-term senator told Premium Times.
“What the party or the party chairman wants to do is wrong. It is only patriotic for me to say this is wrong, and it should change.
“I am only hoping that the national chairman will rescind on his decision to impose a candidate – to anoint a candidate or even to recommend a particular candidate because it contravenes the party’s constitution. It also contravenes the national constitution, and it also runs against natural justice.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a ranking senator of the APC who was seeking to emerge as president of the 9th Senate had started lobbying newly-elected colleagues on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The PDP senators-elect were being offered N100 million worth constituency projects to be sited their respective constituencies by the aspirant if they vote for him.
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