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Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by akelicious(m): 4:49am On Apr 07
As the battle for the leadership of the Senate intensifies ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly in June, the camps of the senators-elect seeking to take over the leadership of the Red Chamber have shifted their attention to opposition members,Akelicious can report.

Already, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has settled for one of the aspirants and current Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe) as its choice for the Senate top job. However, Senator Ali Ndume (APC,Borno), himself a former Senate leader, has vowed to go against his party and contest the position. Another senator said to be eyeing the position is Danjuma Goje who is said to be working from behind the scenes to achieve his ambition.

Akelicious gathered that with the party, APC, already in favour of Senator Lawan, the contenders are looking outside for support.

Among the camps, it was gathered that Team Lawan, Team Ndume and Team Goje are actively wooing senators-elect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and some state governors are now being contacted to lobby their home senators to support specific candidates.

Akelicious reports that while the governing APC has majority in the 9th Assembly with 65 senators-elect, the PDP has about 41 in its fold, while Young Peoples Party has only Ifeanyi Uba for the moment, as the first-time senator-elect is perceived to be flirting with the party in power.

Of the 65 APC senators-elect, the South West have 14, South East, 2, North-West, 20, South-South, 3, North-East, 14 and North-Central,12.

Since the election for the leadership of the National Assembly would be conducted at the chambers, it was gathered that almost all the camps seeking to take over the leadership positions have now focused their attention on the opposition PDP.

Akelicious gathered that most of the camps are banking on the fact that if they can get block votes from the main opposition political party, it would be much easier to win the in-house contest.

APC has zoned the office of the Senate President to the North East while the office of the deputy Senate president was also zoned to the South-South with Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central), fully in the race.

While the alignments and realignments is taking shape, a strategist for the APC in the 2019 general elections, who is also knowledgeable about National Assembly politics, has faulted the party chairman, Adams Oshiohmole, for exposing the party’s game plan much earlier.

The strategist, who prefers to remain anonymous, said there are different camps now realigning which could be detrimental to the party’s wish to take control of the leadership of the party.

“You know, for now things are not going smoothly. A lot of snags created by the party could be detrimental,” the strategist said, adding that what happened in 2015 could repeat itself in 2019.

Speaking to Akelicious, a chieftain of the APC and former minister of sport, Bala Ka’oje, said he had advised the party to zone the principal offices as early as possible but the party leadership ignored the advice.

“I advised that we should zone National Assembly positions as quickly as possible. If you zone positions, everyone knows what is coming to him. If you zoned the office of the Senate president to the North-eastern states for example, there is nothing wrong in nominating three people and forwarding their names to the zone for them to select one person,” Ka’oje said, adding that presenting one candidate in a zone with 14 senators-elect could be detrimental.

“All we heard was that the chairman of the party nominated the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House,” Ka’oje said.

According to him, when it comes to National Assembly politics, things are not done like that.

“When we were in the other party, we contributed money to assist contestants. Did he do that? Here he is telling them they most obey him. Obedience is reciprocal. You can’t appoint people to lead the Senate and the House. It’s a problem in the APC and that problem will continue to happen because the party is not doing the right thing.

“Oshiohmole is only interested on his interest. See what we faced in Rivers, Zamfara, Cross River and the rest of the states? He keeps making too many errors that are bad for the party,” Ka’oje added.

He remarked that the party’s problems are due to lack of consultation.

“The party chairman is claiming he knows everything. No one wants to consult people like us. Yes, we won election but it was a fierce contest. The PDP took some states belonging to us. I’ve been to the APC chairman’s house more than five times. I left my card but he never looked for me. They don’t care about the advice we offer even in the newspaper and that could be detrimental in the National Assembly elections,” Ka’oje added.

Weighing in on the Senate leadership race, the pioneer APC national vice chairman in charge of North East, Dr Umar Duhu, said that both Ndume and Lawan are from the same bloc of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and that both are qualified to occupy the seat of the chairman of the National Assembly.

Duhu, who expressed displeasure at the way the party leadership is treating some of its members, said there is no way the party can control its members when it did not play a major part in ensuring their election.

“You do not also expect that an elected senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who paid through his nose to be candidate of the party and spent heavily to get elected, could easily obey a party whose leadership talks from both sides of their mouths. I do not see any directive handed over to the elected legislators working; rather, the party must go begging and apologising to Nigerians for most of their lapses to get the party working again.

“Unless the APC, as a party, purges itself of disloyal and self seeking members that shamelessly worked against the interest of APC at all levels during the 2019 general election, no right thinking Nigerian will take the directives of the leadership seriously. I will not also be surprised when a repeat of the 8th assembly comes to the fore,” Duhu added.

Speaking on the contestants suitability for the job, he said: “Both Senators Ahmed Lawan and Ali Ndume are of the same Constituency, the defunct ANPP, while Sen Danjuma Goje is from a different bloc. In terms of qualifications, all of them are qualified to take the 9th Senate to the next level.”

https://www.akelicious.net/2019/04/lawan-ndume-goje-shift-battleground-to.html

Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by MetaPhysical: 4:56am On Apr 07
Duhu, who expressed displeasure at the way the party leadership is treating some of its members, said there is no way the party can control its members when it did not play a major part in ensuring their election.

Please who is the d0mmy that made this statement? He should be banned from sharing any more political input. The party was on the ballot!

Many Nigerians are still very knowledge deficient in election and its processes.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by WiLdFLame(m): 5:04am On Apr 07
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by hemucology(m): 5:13am On Apr 07
Okay
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by ayodaisi: 5:15am On Apr 07
Udime should relaxed no need
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by peeps4u: 5:16am On Apr 07
MetaPhysical:


Please who is the d0mmy that made this statement? He should be banned from sharing any more political input. The party was on the ballot!

Many Nigerians are still very knowledge deficient in election and its processes.

He knew what he was saying.
Many of them got there on their personal popularity and even bore the financial responsibilities of the campaigns themselves.

Why didn't smart win Dino, why didn't Ajimobi win?
It is mostly down to individual's popularity and spending prowess.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Spuggie: 5:33am On Apr 07
Interesting game play
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by kenbee(m): 5:34am On Apr 07
Saraki Style is the way

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by ainas247: 5:38am On Apr 07
cry nigerian....
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by chiedu7: 5:40am On Apr 07
Why cant the South be Senate President?

Why must the South be junior Partners?

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by wallex1983(m): 5:45am On Apr 07
Oshiomole is not a politician. All his life, especially as a comrade, he has always been in the confrontational divide.

For me sha, I'm more interested in the national assembly politics now that the executive.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by RaseJudex: 5:49am On Apr 07
It's ok
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Racoon(m): 5:51am On Apr 07
Oshiomole talks too much & so stupidly that one wonder if he have ever really been in position of power.
Meanwhile, so after all the gragra, the APC/senators also agreed that they were not alone in the NASS? The 2015 drama will still happen again.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by northvietnam(m): 5:52am On Apr 07
Oshomole is doing a nice job

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by MetaPhysical: 5:54am On Apr 07
peeps4u:


He knew what he was saying.
Many of them got there on their personal popularity and even bore the financial responsibilities of the campaigns themselves.

Why didn't smart win Dino, why didn't Ajimobi win?
It is mostly down to individual's popularity and spending prowess.

Election to Assembly is representative. If a party refuses to put its name (APC or PDP) on the ballot in Dino's constituency, how is he going to be in Assembly?

The party has contract with the constituency the candidate represents. Party can choose not to go into contract with a constituent, however popular its candidate is they wont go anywhere.

Look at Okorocha...he won but wont get certificate because party killed his victory.

It is lack of knowledge to say party did not contribute victory to the candidate's success.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by buhariguy(m): 5:56am On Apr 07
peeps4u:


He knew what he was saying.
Many of them got there on their personal popularity and even bore the financial responsibilities of the campaigns themselves.

Why didn't smart win Dino, why didn't Ajimobi win?
It is mostly down to individual's popularity and spending prowess.
does that mean ajimobi did not spend more or smart were not popular?

or ajimobi was unpopular and smart was broke.
this two scenario likely happen.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Phoenix616: 5:58am On Apr 07
Op @akelicious how far do you think you'll go with ur blogging or whatever it is that u doing if all you do is steal and plagiarise other people's content and pass it off as your own? I mean the shameless boldness to remove anywhere "Leadership"reports to replace it with "akelicious".


@Mynd44 is that what we do now, promote plagiarise contents?

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by GavelSlam: 6:07am On Apr 07
peeps4u:


He knew what he was saying.
Many of them got there on their personal popularity and even bore the financial responsibilities of the campaigns themselves.

Why didn't smart win Dino, why didn't Ajimobi win?
It is mostly down to individual's popularity and spending prowess.

If you say a party played no role, how come with irregularities a court would accept the nomination of a candidate for office?

How come the likes of late Audu of Kogi was replaced by a party candidate rather than the 2nd at the polls when he passed on?



Why don't these candidates float a new party when gunning for office?

Why do they fill forms and sign to abide by the governing principles of the party at registration and even st nomination?

Why do we always like to turn the law on its head ?

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Igbodicool(m): 6:09am On Apr 07
APC destroying APC!
When a party's leadership refused to thread the path of fairness, equity, honour and inclusiveness they go up in flames and shambles.
PDP's mistakes are their for APC to learn and get better but they turned around to be the worst.
ANYWAY LET THE BEST CANDIDATE EMERGE!

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by GavelSlam: 6:11am On Apr 07
Phoenix616:
Op @akelicious how far do you think you'll go with ur blogging or whatever it is that u doing if all you do is steal and plagiarise other people's content and pass it off as your own? I mean the shameless boldness to remove anywhere "Leadership"reports to replace it with "akelicious".


@Mynd44 is that what we do now, promote plagiarise contents?

I've long noticed this.

It's disheartening and downright fraudulent.
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Believe7(m): 6:18am On Apr 07
Boss I really don't understand U.. sometimes when u read articles like this, try to comprehend the aspect from which the writer is coming from..it is clear that the support that man was talking about is monetary support... because that's the most important aspect of support.. incase u do not know, if a party elects you to respresent them nd donot support u monetary, wise, U ll fail!!..the most important thing in politics is money and popularity not even the party in which u are..that should come like last


quote author=MetaPhysical post=77329736]

Election to Assembly is representative. If a party refuses to put its name (APC or PDP) on the ballot in Dino's constituency, how is he going to be in Assembly?

The party has contract with the constituency the candidate represents. Party can choose not to go into contract with a constituent, however popular its candidate is they wont go anywhere.

Look at Okorocha...he won but wont get certificate because party killed his victory.

It is lack of knowledge to say party did not contribute victory to the candidate's success.[/quote]

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Oshin56(m): 6:27am On Apr 07
This is looking more interesting and the problem APC are facing came from Oshiomole believing that lawan can win without the opposition voting for him and PDP presently are waiting for the highest bidder

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by anyicool(m): 6:30am On Apr 07
RaseJudex:
It's ok
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by jaxxy(m): 6:30am On Apr 07
MetaPhysical:


Please who is the d0mmy that made this statement? He should be banned from sharing any more political input. The party was on the ballot!

Many Nigerians are still very knowledge deficient in election and its processes.


What he is saying is that many of them couldn’t rely or rest solely on the party popularity bt had to go out of their ways to ensure they win. In other words they worked for it. It wasn’t handed down to them on a platter of gold.


@topic until Apc has/embraces internal democracy and stop behaving like small dictators they will continue to have this problems. They thought it was about saraki bt we can see better now that anybody with a different or democratic and probably better mindset from the dictatorial leadership creates a problem. Apc only loves zombies. Don’t question them. I dare say Buhari is more democratic than tinubu and Oshiomhole.


The fact Lawan was to head the 8th senate bt didn’t doesn’t mean he must lead the 9th cos this is a new sanate let an internal democratic process choose. Also their total disregard for federal character is like shooting themselves in the foot.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Chinashopping84: 6:55am On Apr 07
It's just very glaring that APC can not solely determine who becomes the leadership of the house.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Donraqh(m): 7:02am On Apr 07
Phoenix616:
Op @akelicious how far do you think you'll go with ur blogging or whatever it is that u doing if all you do is steal and plagiarise other people's content and pass it off as your own? I mean the shameless boldness to remove anywhere "Leadership"reports to replace it with "akelicious".

@Mynd44 is that what we do now, promote plagiarise contents?

You just said my mind, I was reading this piece and was wondering how a publication by Leadership suddenly becomes " Akelicious", not to discourage the blogger though, but you don't steal another Man's work and make it yours, should had reference the original writer.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Awol1(m): 7:07am On Apr 07
Barring any last minute realignments, Danjuma Goje is the next Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Ndume is Boko Haram. And in case APC is using him to Red Hare, the facade is too flimsy.

Ahmed Lawan is a stupid puppet that wants to give Buhari a life presidency or make legislations that will stifle opposition and clear road for Tinubu in 2023.

Anu Ofias!

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by blazer2018: 7:19am On Apr 07
The fact that
Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by Hedonisst: 7:28am On Apr 07
God forbid that the bastard called Omo Agege would become Deputy Senate President. It would never happen.

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Re: Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp by blazer2018: 7:31am On Apr 07
The fact that the uncouth Oshiomole and the arrogant Tinubu are the main backers of Lawan will be his undoing. Goje is likely to nick it if he plays his cards right.

Former Govs will most likely queue behind one of their own, he's also got the PDP, and some lawmakers who are mad at Oshiomole's style of leadership, and some lawmakers who are loyal to those who want to cut Tinubu to size...meaning things favour Goje.

Ndume? Plsssssssssssssss grin grin grin

But in politics, those who have mastered the art of lobbying, and how it can twitch things in d twinkle of an eye, would know that anything can happened...so many alignment and re-alignment, intrigues and betrayal will play out within d next two months...watching with keen interest. grin

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