I must contest Senate Presidency, Ndume vows after meeting Osinbajo


Senator Ali Ndume: stands as surety for Maina

Senator Ali Ndume

Sen. Ali Ndume has insisted on contesting for the Senate President seat even after meeting with the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting between the vice-president and Ndume lasted for over an hour.

The agenda of the meeting was unknown to State House correspondents, but NAN learnt that it was not unconnected with the forthcoming election of a new leadership for the ninth National Assembly (NASS).

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed the candidature of Sen. Ahmed Lawan for the seat of Senate President and Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of Speaker of the House Representatives.

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But, Ndume has continued to insist to contest for the seat of senate president.

The senator, who declined to comment on the outcome of his meeting with the vice-president, simply told the correspondents that he was on consultative mission to the State House.

When asked if he would step down for Sen. Lawan, Ndume rhetorically asked, “me?