In opposition to the adoption of Senator Ahmed Lawan by the ruling All Progressives Congress, there are robust indications that no fewer than thirty-five Senators from the APC are backing former Senate Chief, Ali Ndume to clinch the seat of Senate President for the Ninth Meeting.
It was gathered that the lawmakers have been indignant with the management of the get together over its determination to impose Senate Chief, Ahmed Lawan, with out recourse to them.
The lawmakers, who pleaded anonymity, expressed disappointment at Lawan over alleged assertion credited to him that every one the APC State Governors have donated their Senators to him to make sure his victory.
The Senators-elect mentioned, “We’re not completely satisfied over claims by Lawan that APC governors have donated their Senators-elect to him to be able to realise his Senate Presidency.
“Even they’ve gone forward to share the juicy Committees to Senators-elect which might be beneficial to the imposition.”
The lawmakers mentioned they disliked makes an attempt to intimidate and harass a few of them with utilizing the Financial and Monetary Crime Fee (EFCC); including that they’ve uncovered plans by the get together to plant spies within the gallery of the chamber to observe the elections.
The lawmakers rooting for Ndume are largely drawn from the incoming Senators and some former governors who really feel slighted by the bullying tendencies of the Nationwide Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
A number of of the lawmakers, who spoke to DAILY POST on the sideline of their induction train holding on the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, requested the get together to retrace its steps to keep away from the pitfall of 2015 when it misplaced the seat of Deputy Senate Presidency to the primary opposition.
This was as some lawmakers in opposition PDP like Former Governor of Benue State Gabriel Suswamm who already understand Lawan as an emblem of the ruling APC and a keen instrument for the chief give trace that APC is likely to be in for an additional shocker.
DAILY POST recalled that the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara on the induction train on Monday warned that management shouldn’t be imposed on the legislature.
He mentioned that it will spell doom for the lawmakers if management was imposed, arguing that it makes legislative Chambers an appendage of the chief.