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Senate Presidency: What Ndume Said After Meeting Osinbajo



Former Senate Leader Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has dismissed reports that he is planning to drop his ambition to become the Senate President of the 9th National Assembly.

Naija News had reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed doors with Senator Ndume.

Ndume had declared his intention to run for the number three highest political office despite the endorsement of the current Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan for the position by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He refused to speak on camera with State House correspondents at the end of about one- hour meeting with Osinbajo.

The lawmaker, however, hinted that he was not ready to step down from the race.

When asked by reporters whether he would step down, he asked rhetorically: “Me?”

He declined to speak further on the Senate Presidency race as he maintained that he was still holding consultation.

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“This is not the time to talk now because I am still holding consultation,” he stated.