PublishedApril 13, 2019
Contrary to the ruling party’s earlier position that it would not need the PDP for its candidate to emerge winner in the race, Ahmed Lawan, Senate Majority Leader and All Progressives Congress candidate for the Senate presidency in the 9th National Assembly, has reached out to some Peoples Democratic Party governors in his bid to clinch the number three position.
Lawan’s adoption by the ruling party’s National Working Committee has caused dissention, with Senators Ali Ndume (Borno) and Danjuma Goje (Gombe) insisting on contesting the post despite the party’s position.
The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole,had shortly after the NWC’s adoption of Lawan, cautioned against power sharing deals with the opposition.
The APC said all committees in the Senate would be chaired by the APC senators.
Our sources say Lawan met separately with Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as well as Imo State governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha in Abuja where he sought their support for his Senate presidency bid.
A source, who was part of his meeting with Tambuwal on Wednesday, claimed Lawan complained about Oshiomhole’s comments on the PDP, which he said had adversely affected his chances of winning the support of some returning PDP senators-elect.
It is however not clear whether the Yobe lawmaker made any commitment to a power-sharing deal with the PDP.