TOUGH ALLIANCE! Sen Omo Agege, APC South-South gives support to Sen. Lawan’s ambition, on one condition (SEE DETAILS HERE)

The National Assembly leadership is about to change hands and from precedence it is the party that has majority in the house that produces the major leaders in the two chambers.

It would be recalled that in the 2019 general election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) made majority in both houses and has been saddled with the responsibility of fielding candidates for the National Assembly leadership.

However, the party leadership is still at loggerheads considering the fact that in the Nigerian Senate, three APC Senators have come out to contest for the top post in the house.

Senators Ahmed Lawan (Yobe), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), and Ali Ndume (Borno) have showed interest in the position but the party leadership backed Lawan’s ambition.

But the backing of the party leadership is already causing a rancour among the other aspirants, in as much as Lawan has continued to seek further suport beyond the party to give his ambition more credibility and weight.

 

In a new development, the stakeholders of the APC in Ndokwa nation of Delta State have come out to lend their support to the party’s choice of Sen. Lawan as the next Senate President.

This was made known by the Coordinator of the group, Chief Odili, at the end of the its meeting on Thursday in Asaba.

The group also urged the national leadership of the party to endorse Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta- South-South) for the position of the Deputy Senate President.

Odili also said that the indications were there to point to the fact that the party was working on a zoning arrangement for the various offices for the 9th National Assembly billed to be inaugurated in June.

“We are at this point in time urging President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of our party, our Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and other stakeholders, to consider the South-South in the zoning of top offices in the senate. Looking at the performance of APC in the zone, we believe that the APC in Delta has recorded tremendous progress, considering where the party was in 2015 and today.

“The position of senate president or deputy senate president is most equitable for Delta, given that it polled 220,000 votes for the president, being the highest in the zone. And for that reason, we canvass that Omo-Agege, a ranking senator and strong believer in the policies of change and Next level of the APC, should be considered for the deputy senate president,” he said.

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