Stella Dimoko Senators Battle For The Post Of Senate President In The 9th NASS


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Senators Battle For The Post Of Senate President In The 9th NASS

The battle for the Senate Presidency is gaining momentum by the day.

With certificates of return issued to senators-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, the battle for the nation’s number three seat has shifted to the geo-political zones.

Impeccable sources listed North East, South South and South East geo-political zones as the front runners in the jostle for the exalted seat of the Senate President.

While the three zones are said to have stepped up their bid for the Senate President slot, the North West zone is also said to be interested in the position of Deputy Senate President.

The zones, it was gathered, are reaching out to the Presidency and the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) to make case for themselves in the zoning arrangements of APC.

With APC’s majority of 65 members, PDP 42 and YPP 1, APC is expected to produce the President of the Ninth Senate.

Findings showed that sitting senators and others newly elected were positioning themselves to grab available leadership positions in the Ninth Senate, which may be inaugurated on June 8.

Inside sources believe that until the APC rolls out its zoning formula, the intrigue, scheming by aspirants for the coveted seat would not abate.

Front runners in the race for Senate Presidency include Senators Ahmed Lawan (Yobe North), Mohammed Ali Ndume (Borno South), Mohammed Danjuma Goje (Gombe Central) all from North East.

Senator Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa West), who is also said to have indicated interest in the Senate top job, hails from the North Central geo-political zone.

New entrants for the exalted position are said to include Senators Benjamin Uwajimogu, Francis Alimikhena and Senator-elect Orji Uzor Kalu.

But some of them are regarded as mere pretenders for the top job.

Culled from the nation

*No old man should be allowed to become Senate is time to start flushing them out...thats the real change we need!!!


  1. Stella last night I dreamt Ahmed Lawan was elected as Senate President through the instrumentality of Bola Tinubu, though I am still recovering from Malaria so I won't take the dream too serious.

    For me it will be nice if South East get this position. Senator Uwajumogu was among the 8th Senate under the platform of APC and he has been re-elected again in the 9th Senate. In the spirit of fairness, equity and justice let the Imo state senator have it.

    1. Who says it is fairness only if Senator Uwajumogu gets it? By whose definition of equity and justice? So you want the position now but you don’t want to vote their party in? Nonsense! So south south doesn’t deserve it? Your malaria is still disturbing you I guess, if not, you would be ashamed to even make this useless assertion of fairness, and justice. As long as it is an APC position, it is better you keep quiet. Tell your PDP to choose their minority leader from the South East. They already have senators from there. That is fairness.

    2. My man, you didn’t dream anything. We are know Lawan is the closest to having that position so keep your fake dream. Dream ko cream ni.

    3. Where are my political analysts, food Don land, make we discuss.
      But for me,I pray the best man wins.

  2. When will all these old politicians retire?. I could remember when I was on the assembly ground the teachers will say they are seeing a Senate president?.among us. Till now non of my secondary school mate is a local government chairman not to talk of been a senator.We need vibrant leaders with good political ideology. I think the salary of these senators shud be slashed then we will know those that truly have the interest of the nation at heart.

    1. Lool I think it’s fair to say u were scammed in school 😂😂
      AJ (ID coming soon)

  3. Orji Kalu :)

  4. My own is that the best candidate should be selected irrespective of the tribe

  5. Saraki will be greatly missed. Let the best man win.

  6. Now I know why did don't want akpabio in there.bok na...


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