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Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Islie: 5:31am On May 15
Saraki asks aides to submit handover notes


Deji Elumoye in Abuja


Five out of the 64 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have signified their intention to run for the position of Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the ninth National Assembly ahead of its inauguration in June.

This is coming just as Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, directed all his legislative aides to prepare their handover notes before the 8th Senate winds down in June.

Those angling to take over as DSP from Senator Ike Ekweremadu include ranking Senators Kabiru Gaya (North-west), Francis Alimikhena (South-south), Ovie Omo-Agege (South-south), Ajayi Boroffice (South-west) and first term Senator-elect Orji Uzor-Kalu (South-east).

The aspirants have since commenced consultations and campaigns among both returning and fresh Senators about their ambition.

Sources told THISDAY that the aspirants have intensified their campaigns by meeting with both APC and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators-elect and stressing the need for their colleagues to vote for them.

One of the aspirants, Senator Boroffice (Ondo North) on his part, has written formally to all the senators-elect seeking their endorsement as DSP.

He stated that he was seeking the support of the senators-elect across party lines based on his proven experience having been in the upper legislative chamber since 2011 and currently serving as Chairman of the Senate Committeee on Science and Technology

Boroffice’s letters of intent which he personally signed were sent to the offices of returning senators at the National Assembly complex on Monday while that of fresh Senators were dispatched same day by courier.

Gaya (Kano South), the first to officially declare his interest shortly after his re-election in March has been in the Senate since 2007 and is the Chairman of Senate Committee on Works.

Alimikhena (Edo North), who is Vice Chairman of Senate Committee on Housing and is returning for a second time, has been discreetly canvassing for votes from his colleagues.

On his part, Omo-Agege, who won election into the Senate in 2015 on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) before defecting to APC in 2016, was last week formally endorsed by the South-south APC chairpersons.

In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and signed by all the six APC Chairmen, they said Omo-Agege was being endorsed because of his loyalty to President Buhari as well as the federal government.

Kalu (Abia Central), a former two-time governor of Abia state and a fresh Senator said he believed the APC will zone the position of DSP to the South East.

Kalu, who made his intention known at the orientation programme held for federal legislators-elect in Abuja last month, has continued to impress it upon his colleagues why he should be elected DSP having served as a member of the House of Representatives during the Third Republic.

Although the national leadership of the APC had only officially zoned the Senate Presidency to the North-east, there are indications that the DSP may be zoned to the South-south

Meanwhile, the Senate President has mandated his legislative aides to prepare their handover note ahead of the termination of the Eighth Senate in June.

In a one-page memo titled ‘Handover Notes’ and signed by his Chief of Staff, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Saraki directed his legislative aides to prepare their handover notes “that should include name, rank/designation, basic responsibilities, key achievements under your mandate/responsibilities, assignments you are currently engaged in and any other matter you may wish to place on record that will assist the new Senate.”

Saraki further reminded the legislative aides that “the Ninth Senate will benefit from a comprehensive document detailing records of our individual mandates and assignments, major activities undertaken as well as advise on consolidating achievements of the Office of the President of the Eighth Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.”.


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/05/15/five-senators-elect-jostle-for-deputy-senate-presidency/

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Redoil: 5:41am On May 15
I hope they will be able to tackle buhari like saraki

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Harrymig1(m): 5:50am On May 15
May God choose for us a good one.

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Kwamecron(m): 6:04am On May 15
cool
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by igbosarejews(m): 6:06am On May 15
sad

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by cdqyehyeh(m): 6:13am On May 15
Redoil:
I hope they will be able to tackle buhari like saraki
Then who is going to suffer most, is it Buhari, Saraki, or we the masses.
Next time u want hope, do it on good things

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Luciferlove: 6:28am On May 15
End of an era(8th)...Beginning of a new era(9th)...yet expectations are not high.
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Payson1714: 6:31am On May 15
I support orji uzor

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by chriskosherbal(m): 6:39am On May 15
We pray that good things will begin to take place as the 9th Senate takes office .
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Fran6ik: 6:39am On May 15
APC will be in trouble again..

I learnt OMO Agege will contest Delta Governorship in 2023 under PDP... Unofficial though

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by lonelydora: 6:42am On May 15
Only for their pockets. Na Dem
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Chimezirim121: 6:50am On May 15
That's what you can get from a failed government
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by nonxo007(m): 6:53am On May 15
Fran6ik:
APC will be in trouble again..

I learnt OMO Agege will contest Delta Governorship in 2023 under PDP... Unofficial though
Lol, I can only imagine

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Roodez(m): 6:54am On May 15
Redoil:
I hope they will be able to tackle buhari like saraki
The last time I browse about Saraki, I saw he was an outgoing senator

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by helinues: 6:55am On May 15
Senators elect simply means first timers.

They are wasting their time
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by ArmaniUhuru: 6:59am On May 15
Fran6ik:
APC will be in trouble
I learnt OMO Agege will contest Delta Governorship in 2023 under PDP... Unofficial though

Omo agege will return back to PDP by 2021. His chances of becoming the next governor of Delta State is 75% already.
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Dadaboy: 7:02am On May 15
shocked
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by bluecircle470: 7:22am On May 15
Redoil:
I hope they will be able to tackle buhari like saraki

Nigerians never gain anything tangible under Saraki senate leadership. He’s so self centered
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by odinga1of: 7:45am On May 15
Fran6ik:
APC will be in trouble again..

I learnt OMO Agege will contest Delta Governorship in 2023 under PDP... Unofficial though

Fake news who will give it to him, Okowa will hand over to David Ededivebe (Current commissioner for finance) from same Ughelli North as Ovie Omo Agege


We the insiders knows what's going on bro.

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Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Ubdavis(m): 7:50am On May 15
Harrymig1:
May God choose for us a good one.

God doesn't choose anything. !!!
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Rimfa: 8:00am On May 15
God punish Buhari
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by Pearlman(m): 8:01am On May 15
Ubdavis:


God doesn't choose anything. !!!
Bro, God chooses! The whole principal positions in the legislature of Buhari was to be occupied all by moslems until God confounded them and placed Ekweremadu and Dogara as DSP and Speaker. Just watch on in 3D!
Re: Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency (names) by LKO(m): 8:04am On May 15
odinga1of:


Fake news who will give it to him, Okowa will hand over to David Ededivebe (Current commissioner for finance) from same Ughelli North as Ovie Omo Agege


We the insiders knows what's going on bro.




Insiders indeed. We can't be too sure of David Edevwie for now, let's see how Okowa would constitute his new cabinet, that would give us a clue. The commissioner of works, Aguoye is a man to watch.

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