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Senate president: Lawmakers form alliances, to shun dirty campaigns

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As the chase for the seat of Senate presidency heats up, some major contestants have agreed to shun every form of hate campaign, or bickering and support whoever wins the race at the end of the day, and not resort to blackmail.

Although belonging to different camps, two top contenders for the seat from the North East, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume and Senator Ahmad Lawan have reportedly entered into a pact not to do anything that will tarnish the image of each other.

Already, Ndume, from Borno State and another contender, Senator Bukola Saraki, from Kwara State, North Central, where the APC, has allegedly zoned the position, have allegedly formed an alliance.

Feelers revealed that if the APC decides not to change its initial position of zoning the Senate presidency to the North Central, Ndume would join forces with other members of the camp known as The Like Minds to support Saraki.

The same support will also be accorded to Ndume by Saraki if the position is zoned to the North East.

Ndume said senators had agreed not to wash their dirty linen in the open, adding that what they have is one Senate and will only have one Senate President at the end of the day.

According to him, anybody that comes out victorious will be supported by other contenders.

He said that he and Lawan are like brothers and will continue to be so despite their individual aspirations to become Senate President.

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