👤 Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC caused trouble within the party after endorsing Ahmad Lawan, current Senate Leader as the next President of the Senate.
The controversial APC chairman, who caused prominent members of the party to leave after mismanaging the primaries, was met with anger and chastisement over the plans for the ninth Senate.
The Senator representing Borno South District in the National Assembly, Ali Ndume, was one of the aggrieved lawmakers. He made it known he was not in agreement with the plans of the party as he wished to vvy for the top office.
The lawmaker, who was once accused of being a sponsor of the deadly Boko Haram terrorist group might cause an upset.
Senator Ndume made it known that he was not in support with the decision made by the Chairman.
He said: “All my colleagues at the occasion yesterday (Monday) were shocked when Adams Oshiomhole unilaterally announced his decision to endorse Lawan as candidate of the party.
“It is an unpopular decision because I am sure that President Buhari and other leaders of the party are not in support of that action. None of the stakeholders was also consulted.”
In June 2015, the current Senate President Bukola Saraki rejected the result of a straw poll conducted by his party. He was backed by a majority of his colleagues in a vote at the red chambers.
DENISAURUS News understands that Senator Saraki, who lost his senatorial seat in the recent election, had consulted among others the President before seeking the post of the Senate President.