A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators have insisted on the candidature of Senator Danjuma Goje for the Presidency of the ninth Senate.
A source in the National Assembly, however, said talks were still being held among key stakeholders in the group called The Independent.
It was further learnt that the group draws support from both chambers of the National Assembly, with the intention of equally producing the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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The camp of APC Senators campaigning for the incumbent Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan for the Presidency of the next Senate has begun moves to persuade APC leadership to change its decision on restriction of committee chairmanship positions to only APC Senators.
A member of the group, who is a re-elected Senator, told The Guardian that the hard decision, as announced by APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, a few weeks ago, has been posing a big obstacle to the Ahmed Lawan campaigns.