APC ought to commend me for contesting in opposition to Ahmed Lawan – Senator Ndume


Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume, stated the All Progressives Congress (APC) ought to commend him for insisting on working within the election of the Senate President of the ninth Senate.

Mr Ndume finally misplaced the election to the candidate endorsed by the APC, Ahmed Lawan.

Mr Ndume stated his insistence on contesting has portrayed the celebration as democratic.

Having scored 28 votes, Mr Ndume misplaced to Mr Lawan who polled 79 votes.

Addressing journalists after the election, Mr Ndume stated he had no remorse shedding the election.

“Occasion or democracy with out election isn’t democracy,” he stated.

“That’s the reason it is extremely vital to face for and defend the structure. Part 50 (1), that the Senators shall elect the senate president and his deputy from amongst themselves and that was what occurred. After they did that election, I bought 28 or thereabout, that’s democracy in motion, irrespective of the imperfection.

“I insisted on secret balloting as a result of in democracy, an election have to be seen to be free and honest and this election was performed freely and pretty by the open secret balloting which provides credibility to the method.

“If I had agreed with the anointment of Ahmad Lawan because the Senate President, according to the directive of the celebration, there received’t have been an election and it could have dented the picture of the celebration and the federal government. That’s the reason I don’t see myself as a loser. I’ve received and I feel the celebration ought to commend me.”

After administration of oath on different senators and a speech by the brand new Senate President, the Senate adjourned until Thursday, June 13.

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