APC chieftain goes against party, makes case for Goje as next Senate President

Despite return of cash, document, police insist Goje risks being arrested

Aminu Makko, the North East Zonal Organising Secretary of the APC Youth Caucus is backing the candidature of Senator Danjuma Goje to emerge as the next Senate President of the incoming Ninth Assembly.

According to Makko, of all the listed people contesting for the role, Senator Goje is the best and most qualified candidate for the leadership of the Ninth National Assembly.

Makko who stated this in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday added that Goje’s many years in the legislature and the fact that he was the former Gombe State governor makes him well grounded in executive procedures as well.

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He said; “The 8th Senate under the leadership of Senator Bukola Saraki is gradually winding up after very eventful four-year period. Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari hosted the leadership of the National Assembly to a dinner where it was agreed that democracy can only thrive where there is a vibrant National Assembly.

“Simply put, the legislature must be allowed to function without undue interference. Since this notion of à vibrant Senate has been established, then the next step is putting the round peg in the round hole.

“Whoever is going to be elected as the next President of the Senate should have such antecedents that eminently qualify him for the job,” he added.

Recall that the party’s leadership is pushing for the election of Ahmed Lawan as the next senate president.

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