Two king makers of the Bade Emirate in Yobe state have approved the endorsement of Senator Ahmed Lawan by the national leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC), stating that it is in the interest of the northeast and the entire country.
Alhaji Mamman Suleiman and Alhaji Mohammed Gagiyo, who spoke on behalf of the Emirate on Saturday, appealed to Senators Ali Ndume and Danjuma Goje to step down and support the endorsement of the Senate leader, Lawan, as President in the ninth assembly.
They further urged all APC senators to remain united and put away their personal interests for the peace and stability of the assembly.
Suleiman said: “Nigeria, in the last four years, had suffered from unnecessary political conflicts between the executive and National Assembly which must not be repeated.”
On his part, Alhaji Mohammed Gagiyo said the experience of the senate leader in the National Assembly made him more prepared and qualified for the office of the senate president.
“As a region, we should exhibit the spirit of unity we are known for and support one of our own, senator Ahmad Lawan.
“The people of Bade Emirate are solidly behind Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan for Senate President and we call on our brothers, Ndume and Goje to step down for Lawan,” he said.