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Senate Presidency: Northern Senators Agreed on One Candidate

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A convergence point seems have been reached by the northern senators aspiring for the position of the senate presidency, despite supporting different candidates for Senate president,all have agreed to work together.
The top two contenders for the position from the North East, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume and Senator Ahmad Lawan, have verbally agreed to support each other if one of them gets the position. Ali Ndume who was sometimes ago alleged to be involved in the sponsorship and coordination of Bokoharam activities.

Ndume has also agreed to an alliance with Kwara state’s Bukola Saraki who is currently enjoying larger support of the APC as he is from the North Central.

Ndume is planning to join a camp known as The Like Minds if the APC does not change its initial position of zoning the Senate presidency to the North Central.
Saraki also has plans to do the same, if the position is zoned to the North East.

Ndume and Senator Lawan have also entered a pact not to rubbish each other’s names while the choice is being made by the party.

According to the reports, Ndume confirmed the agreements to Vanguard and said that the senators did not want to disgrace themselves as there will only be one Senate president at the end of the day.
He said that he and Lawan were like brothers and plan to continue to be so after their terms in office.
Senator Saraki from kwara central is getting larger supporters including many of the PDP senators, meanwhile Ndume has secured support from seven senators from the South West due to his wide party affiliations.

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