The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have endorsed Senator representing Borno South, Senator Ali Ndume for the position of the senate president in the Ninth senate.
This was revealed in a statement by the National secretary of the party’s National Working Committee, Ibrahim Tsuarai after a meeting involving the party leaders, NWC, Governors, Senators and members elect of the party.
The meting which was held at the Bayelsa state Governors lodge in Abuja also saw rhr emergence of Hon. Muhammed Umar Bagu as the party’s candidate for the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
See full statement below:
Nass Leadership: PDP Endorses Ali Ndume, Umar Bago
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after very extensive consultations with critical stakeholders resolves to support Senator Ali Ndume and Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago for Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives respectively, ahead of National Assembly inauguration on Tuesday.
The final resolution on Senator Ndume and Hon. Bago was reached at the end of a decisive meeting of members of the National Working Committee, party leaders, state governors as well as senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP.
This decision is in the best interest of the nation, in line with our party’s determination to deepen democracy, ensure a strong and independent legislature, strict compliance with the principle of separation of powers as well as constitutional checks and balances in the polity.
All senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP are to be guided accordingly.
Sen. Umar Ibrahim Tsauri