No fewer than thirty five senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), are backing Former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume to clinch the seat of Senate President for the Ninth Assembly our correspondent gathered.
A reliable source informed our correspondent that the lawmakers are angry with the leadership of the party over its decision to impose Senator Ahmad Lawan without recourse to them.
The National Chairman of ruling party, Adams Oshiomole had told Senators-elect that Lawan is a preferred candidate of the party for seat of Senate President.
However, the aggrieved lawmakers who pleaded anonymity also expressed disappointment at Lawan over alleged statement credited to him that all the APC State Governors have donated their Senators to him to ensure his victory.
The Senators-elect said, “We are not happy over claims by Lawan that APC governors have donated their Senators-elect to him in order to realise his Senate Presidency.
” Even they have gone ahead to share the Juicy Committees to Senators-elect that are favourable to the imposition.”
The lawmakers said they disliked attempts to intimidate and harass some of them with using the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC); adding that they have uncovered plans by the party to plant spies in the gallery of the chamber to monitor the elections.
The lawmakers rooting for Ndume are mostly drawn from the incoming senators and a few former governors who feel slighted by the bullying tendencies of the National Chairman, Adam Oshiomhole.