LAWAN LOBBIES PDP GOVS,SENATORS OVER SENATE PRESIDENCY_ Ada Nkong

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.

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