- Senator Ahmed Lawan has been endorsed by the Ondo state coordinate of the All Progressives Congress
- The group also endorsed Senator Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo north) to lead the 9th Senate
- The Ondo group described Lawan and Boroffice as progressive paring and perfect combination to mobilize legislative
As lawmakers continue to prepare for leadership elections at the National Assembly, the Ondo state coordinate of the All Progressives Congress have endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan (Yobe north) and Senator Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo north) to lead the 9th Senate.
The group endorsed Lawan and Boroffice in the capacities of Senate president and deputy Senate president respectively.
In a press statement issued by its coordinator, Tosin Lawal, the group described Lawan and Boroffice as progressive paring and perfect combination to mobilize legislative.
Lawal said the lawmakers will support the policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration towards the actualisation of the next level agenda.
"Among other reasons, we decided to publicly canvass for the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan as Senate President and Senator Ajayi Boroffice as Deputy Senate President because they are foundation members of the APC," Lawal said.
He said the group and its members are sure that the lawmakers understand the policies and programmes of the APC-led administration.
"They are trusted, loyal and committed members of the party. The progressive pairing will reduce rancour between the executive and legislative arms of government. They are most suitable for the Senate leadership.
"Out of the contenders for the position of deputy Senate president, Senator Ajayi Boroffice is the best. His persona exemplifies the capacity, maturity and temperament needed to lead the senate in the capacity of deputy Senate president. He is a patriotic Nigerian with fecund legislative experience. He is a loyal party man.
"Since Senator Boroffice is the only contender for deputy Senate president from the south west, we appeal to Senators-elect from Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Osun and Lagos states to mobilize bloc votes and supports for him," Lawal said.
The group further appealed to all senators-elect across all geo-political zones, irrespective of political affiliations, to support Senator Boroffice because he is a detribalised Nigerian with the leadership qualities required for the office of deputy Senate president.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some senators-elect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressive Party (YPP), on Friday, June 7, attended Senator Lawan’s launch of his 9th Senate presidency’s agenda, declaring their full support for his candidacy.
The opposition parties’ senators-elect at the occasion include Clifford Odia (PDP-Edo), Mathew Urhoghide (PDP-Edo) and Gershom Bassey (PDP-Cross River). Others are Abba Morro (PDP-Benue), Lawali Anka (PDP-Zamfara) and Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra).
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