Senator Ali Ndume, a contestant in the race for the position of president of the Senate of the Ninth National Assembly, has declared that his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) is engaging in illegality by declaring a candidate for the seat as favourite.
According to Senator Ndume, who spoke in an interview with Premium Times, the move by the APC to declare a candidate for the seat as favourite is a breach of the Nigerian constitution and that of the ruling party.
Ndume, who represents Borno South senatorial district, also added that what was needed for the party was to treat all members equally and provide an atmosphere for free contest among qualified lawmakers.
“I am confident of winning. Anytime I do the numbers I see it and I am confident that we will get there. My colleagues are in my support. What the party, or the party chairman wants to do is wrong. It is only patriotic for me to say this is wrong, and it should change.
“I am only hoping that the national chairman will rescind on his decision to impose a candidate, to anoint a candidate or even to recommend a particular candidate because it contravenes the party constitution, it also contravenes the national constitution, and it also runs against natural justice,” the third-term senator added.
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