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9th Senate: President Buhari’s Choice Of Leader Remains Dense As Lawan, Ndume Claim Support - TheCityPulseNews.com
Senate Leader, Dr. Ahmad • Coalition tasks Oshiomhole, APC on Onyejeocha, Tinubu Barely 55 days to the election of the next Senate President, the cloud of uncertainty over President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice remains dense.While the president has kept silent on his preferred candidate, the top contenders, Ahmed Lawan and Mohammed Ali Ndume, claimed they both have his coveted backing to occupy the nation’s number three position. Lawan’s campaign group argues that the position of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is automatically that of the president. But Ndume’s supporters disagree, saying Buhari gave his blessing to their candidate before and after the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections. But Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima yesterday openly adopted Lawan, urging APC members to demonstrate loyalty and do the same.He told reporters in Abuja: “I hail from the same state with the distinguished Senator Ali Ndume and I appreciate the fact that politics is local, but politics is also national. “I fully align the aspiration of my party with the aspiration of President Muhammadu Buhari. By the grace of God, we are going to mobilise all our goodwill to see that we are fully on board. We are for Senator Ahmed …