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9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Islie: 5:44am On May 27
By Chukwu David Abuja



There is anxiety within the ranks of the two major contenders to the 9th Senate Presidency, Senators Ahmad Lawan and Ali Ndume, over the unusual calmness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators-elect and Senator Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe), New Telegraph has learnt

It was also learnt that the Thursday’s Supreme Court judgement, which voided all the votes cast for the APC in Zamfara State, while declaring the opposition PDP winner in virtually all the elective positions in the last general election, has sent jitters to the camp of Lawan and Ndume.

Senators, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said that the decision of the apex court, which now weakens the numerical strength of the ruling party in the National Assembly, has further put the camps of the two contenders in a more precarious situation.

On why the silence of the PDP senators-elect is a source of concern to Lawan and Ndume, one of the senators noted that Lawan’s camp in particular is worried because of the rumour that the opposition party is backing Goje, who has refused to make any public utterance to confirm whether or not he is contesting.

“Lawan’s camp is very apprehensive as a result of the silence maintained by the PDP senators. The camp is also worried that Goje has decided to keep everybody in the dark as to whether or not he is vying for the office of the Senate President.

“You know that if you have an enemy you are fighting and he makes some statements about his strategy and tactics, you know how to prepare and face him better. But in this case, there have been serious speculation that Goje is going to contest. We even heard that he was going to declare his interest publicly three weeks ago, but as we speak, he has not uttered a word publicly in that regard.

“So, to respond to your question, I am certain that there is a level of apprehension in the camp of Lawan. For Ndume, he may not be as worried as Lawan because Nigerians, particularly political analysts, don’t believe that he will be in the race to the end,” the source said.
However, another source hinted that Ndume was not joking over his publicly declared ambition to become the next President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Assembly, stressing that his camp was as concerned as the Lawan’s.

“The little I know about Senator Ndume is different from what people think. The Ndume I know is a dogged fighter. I can tell you that he is not joking, and he has been reaching out to his colleagues for support. So, he may spring surprises on the day of the election,” the source stated.

On how the Supreme Court judgement on Zamfara will affect the election of the leadership of the 9th Senate, sources close to the apex legislative chamber, told our correspondent that politics is a game of number, and that one number can make a lot of difference, particularly in an election where only a simple majority is required, such as the election of National Assembly leadership.

They are of the opinion that the appreciation of PDP’s numerical strength in both chambers of the National Assembly while the APC diminished would make a lot of impact in the election of the presiding officers of the apex parliament in the next two weeks.

One of them said: “You know that before the judgement of the Supreme Court on Zamfara last Thursday, the APC had 65 senators-elect while the PDP had 41. The Young Progressives Party (YPP) produced one senator. But now, after the judgement, APC went down by three, which the PDP gained and now has 44 members while the APC has 62.

“So, if the PDP is going to field a candidate for the Senate Presidency, they need to get only 11 members of the APC to have 55 out of 109 members of the Senate to secure victory. If APC has two candidates, it further makes it easier for the PDP.

“In case the PDP as a party decides to support Danjuma Goje as being insinuated, it means that Goje’s victory will be made easy because the rumour is that the PDP will give him block votes, in addition to his own APC supporters.

“So, with this scenario playing out, it is only natural that Ndume and Lawan will be jittery because politics is a game of number. And in a situation where only a simple majority is required for victory, one is definitely a great number,” the source said.


https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2019/05/9th-assembly-anxiety-in-lawan-ndumes-camps-over-pdp-goje/

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Nackzy: 5:46am On May 27
What happen in 1900 might likely happen in 2019
I just pray it doesn't, cos it will be another 4 years of chaos

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Abfinest007(m): 6:00am On May 27
I like d game Goje is playing .keep ur enemy guessing

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Esseite: 6:02am On May 27
Which one is 44/62 again....?

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by aolawale025: 6:22am On May 27
If APC don't close ranks and present a candidate, PDP will triumph

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by solmusdesigns: 6:38am On May 27
grin


Gbajabiamila played a better party politics, and even consulted outside parties and outside the National Assembly.

Lawan, Ndume and Goje are playing politics with Ego of a typical Northern Politician

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by molybdenum0012: 6:38am On May 27
Hmmm... This is getting interesting

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by shortgun(m): 6:39am On May 27
Maturity
Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by NaijaRoyalty: 6:40am On May 27
Nigerians want PDP and PDP they will get .

God bless Nigeria

God bless the people's party, The PDP.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Mospring(m): 6:42am On May 27
im very sure APC will not take it all unanimously... they'd have to bargain and share the two vital seats..

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by amaben2020(m): 6:44am On May 27
PDP has really changed from a corrupt organization into what the masses love

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by honourablelumis: 6:45am On May 27
congratulations to Danjuma Goje in advance

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Firstorderwizard(m): 6:48am On May 27
grin
Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Racoon(m): 6:49am On May 27
cheesy Meanwhile the loquacious midget call Oshiomole that have been loud-mouthing himself to stupor that APC will not share any NASS leadership with anyone have now seen the clear reality of what is on ground.

The Zamfara APC debacle have given the PDP a good leeway.Let the intrigue continue.He who laugh last always laughs the best.Saraki looking @ APC like

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by akwunomy(m): 6:49am On May 27
Read the post again and again...then read again...then again...and again...then gain gain...then chill...relax and read again and again...before reading again and again...think about the context...and then read again and again...to piece the content...because it is through reading again and again that you will be a be to decipher the code...which when you finished reading again and again...would you understand that the writer is talking about 44 pdp senators against 62 APC senators...and if you read again and again...you will understand that with pdp 44 senators they can cause a harm or decide who the senate president can be...so try to read again and again and just don’t scroll down...
Esseite:
Which one is 44/62 again....?

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Emeritus001(m): 6:52am On May 27
National Assembly has been getting interesting since the surprise pulled by Saraki in the 8th assembly.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by asobo: 6:58am On May 27
The national assembly shouldn't be a rubber stamp to the executive. Instead it is made to checkmate the activities of the executive and strike a balance. Distinguish senator Danjuma Goje the cap fits.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by asfrank(m): 6:58am On May 27
What some people are failing to understand is that everyone whether APC or PDP wants to get favoured by the Presidency, which is why most of them will vote for the Candidature of Lawan, so as to be in the good books and hold a bargain chip. The Newly elected governor of Zamfara choose to recognise with the President first before even the National leadership of his party. He can't just leave the State House without having been adviced by the President Aides to ensure his Senators vote for the party's candidates in the National Assembly. I am from Benue, and all 3 Senators are from PDP, but I can tell you that all 3 senators will vote for Lawan. After the General Elections, one of the Senators openly expressed his willingness of working with the President, people where hoping he will start condemning the President, the guy simply said he likes the man, and his constituency comprises of both PDP and APC so he has to careful in handling certain matters, and he is the influential amongst them. With the Backing of the President and APC NWC, I say Lawan still holds the Ace.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by IamNanas(m): 7:01am On May 27
I just hope that with the silence of PDP, they have an ace card up their sleaves.. I looking forward to 9th NASS election

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Myself2(m): 7:02am On May 27
Abfinest007:
I like d game Goje is playing .keep ur enemy guessing

If PDP gives Goje their Blockvote, then he will be the senate president, not even a combination of Buhari,Oshiomhole and Tinubu can stop that

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Charly68: 7:04am On May 27
There must anxiety now that the number of PDP Governors is almost tallying with APC & the party is already divided,Goje may carry the day

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by oweman: 7:07am On May 27
Day dreamers all .
Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Myself2(m): 7:08am On May 27
amaben2020:
PDP has really changed from a corrupt organization into what the masses love

And the APC has changed from a hypocritical party that deceived the people into a monstrously corrupt organization

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by harjayi(m): 7:09am On May 27
This is getting interesting. I thought they said PDP is politically irrelevant.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Inspiration2017: 7:10am On May 27
God still reign
Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Flyingngel(m): 7:11am On May 27
If the voting will be secret then be rest assured that Goje and a PDP man as his deputy is going in but if it is open voting then Lawan is going in cos no body will want to enter the bad book of the cabal.
On the flip side, i tend to believe that the cabal are secretly in support of Goje so as to whittle down the power of Tinubu.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Inspiration2017: 7:12am On May 27
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Don't just overlook the God-factor.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by akwunomy(m): 7:16am On May 27
asfrank:
What some people are failing to understand is that everyone whether APC or PDP wants to get favoured by the Presidency, which is why most of them will vote for the Candidature of Lawan, so as to be in the good books and hold a bargain chip. The Newly elected governor of Zamfara choose to recognise with the President first before even the National leadership of his party. He can't just leave the State House without having been adviced by the President Aides to ensure his Senators vote for the party's candidates in the National Assembly. I am from Benue, and all 3 Senators are from PDP, but I can tell you that all 3 senators will vote for Lawan. After the General Elections, one of the Senators openly expressed his willingness of working with the President, people where hoping he will start condemning the President, the guy simply said he likes the man, and his constituency comprises of both PDP and APC so he has to careful in handling certain matters, and he is the influential amongst them. With the Backing of the President and APC NWC, I say Lawan still holds the Ace.

Working with the president..expressing his willingness to work with the presidency or whatever you are saying...have nothing to do with the National Assembly being the rubberstamp of the executives...you cannot in a sane and civilize institution and threaten a whole independent body like the National Assembly to vote for a particular candidate because of party affiliation...The Senator after elected represents the interest of his/her state and try as much as possible to align those interest with the objectives of his party but whenever there is conflict between the two...the interest of the state is supreme....So Tinubu and oshiomhole coming out with a threat to a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria is absurd and total disregard of the functionality and the integrity of both the Senator and what his office stand for...if APC should continue like this...they are a venom and will degenerate the entire polity.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by Bigii(m): 7:19am On May 27
akwunomy:

Read the post again and again...then read again...then again...and again...then gain gain...then chill...relax and read again and again...before reading again and again...think about the context...and then read again and again...to piece the content...because it is through reading again and again that you will be a be to decipher the code...which when you finished reading again and again...would you understand that the writer is talking about 44 pdp senators against 62 APC senators...and if you read again and again...you will understand that with pdp 44 senators they can cause a harm or decide who the senate president can be...so try to read again and again and just don’t scroll down...

You should also read again and again and again. Only then you will remember that with Zamfara Supreme Court rulling, PDP now have 47 senators and not 44.

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Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by asfrank(m): 7:21am On May 27
akwunomy:


Working with the president..expressing his willingness to work with the presidency or whatever you are saying...have nothing to do with the National Assembly being the rubberstamp of the executives...you cannot in a sane and civilize institution and threaten a whole independent body like the National Assembly to vote for a particular candidate because of party affiliation...The Senator after elected represents the interest of his/her state and try as much as possible to align those interest with the objectives of his party but whenever there is conflict between the two...the interest of the state is supreme....So Tinubu and oshiomhole coming out with a threat to a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria is absurd and total disregard of the functionality and the integrity of both the Senator and what his office stand for...if APC should continue like this...they are a venom and will degenerate the entire polity.
you can't force me to see from your own point, keep your view. we would find out who understands politics better when they conduct their elections.
Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by mrvitalis(m): 7:21am On May 27
asfrank:
What some people are failing to understand is that everyone whether APC or PDP wants to get favoured by the Presidency, which is why most of them will vote for the Candidature of Lawan, so as to be in the good books and hold a bargain chip. The Newly elected governor of Zamfara choose to recognise with the President first before even the National leadership of his party. He can't just leave the State House without having been adviced by the President Aides to ensure his Senators vote for the party's candidates in the National Assembly. I am from Benue, and all 3 Senators are from PDP, but I can tell you that all 3 senators will vote for Lawan. After the General Elections, one of the Senators openly expressed his willingness of working with the President, people where hoping he will start condemning the President, the guy simply said he likes the man, and his constituency comprises of both PDP and APC so he has to careful in handling certain matters, and he is the influential amongst them. With the Backing of the President and APC NWC, I say Lawan still holds the Ace.
Has buhari openly supported lawan ? ....
Re: 9th Assembly: Anxiety In Lawan, Ndume’s Camps Over PDP, Goje by ChristianNorth: 7:22am On May 27
asfrank:
What some people are failing to understand is that everyone whether APC or PDP wants to get favoured by the Presidency, which is why most of them will vote for the Candidature of Lawan, so as to be in the good books and hold a bargain chip. The Newly elected governor of Zamfara choose to recognise with the President first before even the National leadership of his party. He can't just leave the State House without having been adviced by the President Aides to ensure his Senators vote for the party's candidates in the National Assembly. I am from Benue, and all 3 Senators are from PDP, but I can tell you that all 3 senators will vote for Lawan. After the General Elections, one of the Senators openly expressed his willingness of working with the President, people where hoping he will start condemning the President, the guy simply said he likes the man, and his constituency comprises of both PDP and APC so he has to careful in handling certain matters, and he is the influential amongst them. With the Backing of the President and APC NWC, I say Lawan still holds the Ace.
Wailing is allowed but be guided, Matawalle didn't visit Buhari of recent.

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