9th Assembly: Ndume insist on vying for senate president

Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, has insisted that he will remain in the race for the Senate Presidents until the elections for the 9th National Assembly (NASS) are conducted.

Senator Ndume, made this known to journalists yesterday in Abuja. Ndume said that his decision to contest for Senate president despite the All Progressives Congress (APC) already picking a candidate, majority leader of the 8th Assembly, Senator Ahmed Lawan, was out of conviction and not disrespect for the party.

Ndume said that as much as he was prepared to abide by the APC directive, the fact remains that he has the right to aspire and contest for any leadership position in the Senate.

Ndume revealed that he was not opposed to zoning system adopted by the party buy rather selecting an indicidual for a particular office.

As a senator-elect, Ndume said that it was his right to vie for the position and will continue to kick against the party’s decision to impose a candidate on him and the Senate.

 lawmaker from Borno State said that he was not opposed to zoning of the NASS leadership positions, but what he opposes is the idea of zeroing on an individual as the only eligible person to contest for a particular office.

As a senator-elect, Ndume said that it was his right to vie for the position and will continue to kick against the party’s decision to impose a candidate on him and the senate.

Ndume revealed that he will continue his consultations with his colleagues to know the next step.

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