Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, rejects idea of Senate President Ahmad Lawan as consensus presidential candidate of Senate caucus of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Written by News Room on May 3, 2022
The Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has rejected the idea of Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the consensus presidential candidate of the Senate caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
There has been a report of how Lawan’s allies in the parliament including Senator Yusuf Yusuf (APC, Taraba), Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger) and a former lawmaker, Senator Abdullahi Gumel, are pushing for his endorsement.
The move, which started before the Senators’ Sallah recess, has polarised the parliament that is made of 71 APC, 37 PDP and one YPP member.
The ruling party had fixed its primaries for May 30 and June 1, where its flag bearer for the presidency would be elected.