Former Senate Leader and a candidate of the Senate President Ali Ndume has taken another shocking move against the plans of the National Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of the party Adams Oshiomhole to install Ahmed Lawan as president of the Senate.
Previous meeting held with him had failed, powerful party men had told him to surrender his ambition to the Senator Ahmed Lawan, who is backed by the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the latest move, one of his admirers in the National Assembly, senator-elect said the dogged Ndume has already won the hearts of at least 36 senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
APC won 62 seats in the House of Senate in the just concluded National Assembly election.
If the number of those suporting him is joined with those from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria might be entertained in another big drama.
Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has remained adamant to contest for the position of the N0.3 position in Nigeria’s poltiical structure.
The senator-elect, who didn’t want to be names is said to hail from the North.
Ndume’s earlier meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo deadlocked as the VP couldn’t convince Ndume to drop his ambition for Lawan.
The senator-elect said some of them are angry because “juicy” committees have been shared among those supporting Lawan.
“There are about 36 senators-elect who are rooting for Ndume and that is because we are angry about how they are going about this senate presidency thing,” he said.
“How will Lawan suggest that APC senators have donated their senators-elect for him to realise his senate presidency bid. They have gone ahead to share committees already excluding us.
“Things are not done that way.”
He said those supporting Ndume are angry over the “bullying” by Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman.
The APC won 62 senate seats in the 2019 election.
PDP members have criticised Mr Oshiomhole and the APC for interffering in the election of the of National Assembly, which they believe should be strictly left for the lawmakers.