Senate Presidency: North East senators threaten Lawan’s chances

Twelve out of the 13 senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress from the North East, said in Abuja on Friday that they were not in support of Senator Ahmad Lawan’s emergence as the consensus candidate of the geo-political zone for the post of Senate President, in the incoming Eighth National Assembly.

The lawmakers, led by Senator Danjuma Goje ( Gombe Central) at a news conference, said they were still pleading with the leadership of the party to zone the position to their region but that they had not picked anyone as the consensus candidate.

They also vowed to resist any attempt by anyone or group of people, to impose a candidate on them.

The Senators said they would decide on the consensus candidate on their own instead of queuing behind a candidate anointed by outsiders.

Source: The Punch