Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial District in the upper chamber has stated that any attempt to impose people on the 9th senate will fail.
The former Senate leader made this known in an interview with the media, as he also implored the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be careful of not repeating its 2015 mistake.
Ndume also expressed surprise at the APC’s insistence on hand-picking an individual rather than using a zoning formula, saying the party ignored the constitutional provision of such process.
He said: “First of all, let me say that the decision by the party to settle for an individual instead of zoning the position to a particular geopolitical zone and also consulting or allowing the senators from that zone to decide who among them they prefer as Senate President, is a surprise.”
Ndume also said he would, however, still wait on his colleagues to decide his fate because they encouraged him to run for the Senate presidency seat, while also adding that the party has only nominated Lawan, and not elected him.
He also mentioned that only the Senate has the sole power to elect its president and deputy, saying his decision to contest for the seat is not a personal one.