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|9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by fergie001: 4:06am On Jun 10|
TWENTY-FOUR hours to the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, contenders for the various leadership positions were locked in last-minute horse-trading, last night, to get the upper hand at the election on the floors of the two chambers.
The two candidates for the Senate Presidency, Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe North), and Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) have focused their attention on wooing senators-elect individually. There are also promises of chairmanship of strategic committees, among others.
Vanguard gathered that the meeting was to ensure that the candidates of APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, did not emerge as leaders of the National Assembly.
Currently, there are 107 senators-elect as two are still being expected from Imo State. The APC has 62 senators-elect, PDP 44 and YPP, one. If the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC gives former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha his certificate of return for Imo West Senatorial District as ordered by the court, APC will have 63 senators.-elect.
The APC endorsed Ahmad Lawan for the senate presidency; Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for deputy senate presidency; and Femi Gbajabiamila for the House of representatives speaker. Ndume insists that he has the support of President Muhammadu Buhari and assurances of most of his colleagues. He pooh-poohed reports of 61 senators-elect endorsing Lawan, adding that he would get the ‘’real endorsement’’ on the floor of the Senate tomorrow.
PDP Senators in marathon meeting, vow to fight Oshiomhole
To ensure they played decisive role in the election, some senators-elect on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, met last night in Abuja. At the meeting, the Senators are taking a position collectively on how their votes would go and also brainstormed on the way forward the Ninth National Assembly.
Recently, Oshiomhole drew the ire of the PDP lawmakers when he said the APC as the ruling party would not share leadership and chairmanship positions with the PDP except statutory slots meant for the opposition.
A source at the PDP senators-elect meeting told Vanguard that the time has come for them to reply Oshiomhole over his stand that the APC would not share positions with the PDP except the statutory Public Accounts which is traditionally for the opposition in the Senate and House of Representatives.
The source said further that the move is to show to the APC National Chairman that as Senators, they are men and women who have occupied various positions in the society and should not be addressed the way and manner Oshiomhole did.
Gbajabiamila’s camp threatens new members-elect with sanctions if
In what appears like a last-minute strategic fight to win the speakership election, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the political camp of its adopted candidate for the office, Femi Gbajabiamila, have devised fresh plans to get new members-elect to vote for him.
This is a response to the National Assembly management’s adoption of secret balloting for the election as opposed to open-balloting canvassed by some leaders of the APC. The plan, Vanguard gathered last night, is to issue what is called a green card to all the members on the day of inauguration. The plan, according to a new member-elect from the North-East who craved anonymity, is for the members to pen down the serial number of the ballot papers with which they vote on the card. The essence, the member said, is to keep track of the number and voting behaviour of the freshers and restrain them from voting any other candidate during the election.
There are indications that the measures are aimed at reining in new members who may be tempted into voting for candidates of their choice. The card would eventually be submitted to designated party leaders for scrutiny and proper sanctions. The two camps reportedly devised the plan following their inability to get the national assembly management to change the voting system from secret to open balloting. It will be recalled that the National Assembly management had last Friday said that it would be sticking with the standing rules of the House, which stipulate secret balloting.
As it stands presently, the APC has a total of 119 new members-elect, with the North-West leading the table with 39 members, while the South-West follows closely with 33. Others are the North-Central 22, South-South, six, and South-East, one. However, some of the members-elect have vowed to vote for the candidates of their choice, insisting that no amount of intimidation will cow them into going against their conscience. Gbajabiamila has consistently remarked that the new members were his backbone.
At a meeting with a section of the freshers on Saturday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila re-echoed his confidence in them for victory. He said: “Thank you new members. If you know me very well, you know my heart is with the new members. Let me quickly say, I have never seen such love, such support inside one group. God bless you.’’ Also, a host of the speakership candidates were up beat about their chances, yesterday, with some of them insisting on running to the finish line. The candidates were Jide Olatunbosun (Oyo), John Dyegh (Benue) and Mohammed Bago (Niger).
However, Nkiru Onyejeocha (Abia), stepped down for Gbajabiamila, last night.
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by aolawale025: 4:34am On Jun 10|
I don't know who may win. But better if the stooges don't emerge
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|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by Bethel4Life(f): 5:19am On Jun 10|
Las las na 2moro
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by Bukasint(m): 5:28am On Jun 10|
When the bullet coming to your house, you should have opened your mouth so that it can get in their and most times bullets don't kill lizards who think they can swallow fish without seeing pepper around the ground. If it was too early to get to church and made sure that you visited the mosque near Vatican city and nobody would have agreed that Beyonce was a chorister in deeper life before joining the super eagles to play under 5 would cup games. It is very certain that Abcha was not ready to looted this country in such a way that those money were misplaced by the thieves who forgot to steal from Nigerian Central shrine. But thank your God that you would have died early to save you the problem of being single without having any reason to be alive and see that bullets are not harmful to humans. But I know for sure you will not like the way this country will be managed by Trump is Buhari decides to rule USA and guess that Bobrisky will be the King of the North in GOT but he was busy playing UEFA Champions league that nobody gave him pass to even be chosen as a footballer. You all can disagree to play on the high pitch before riding the horse that might kill people.
If they like let them not but am hungry over my own sled
but the letter was somehow harsh to eat rice but am not
okay with how Satan allowed my super market to sell in the
moon light but if I was shouting why Kim Karadashian
family decided to sing in deeper life camp ground then
obama would have been the pastor against humanity if not
why did she rape the two guys who were against her from
giving birth since she was already nine months pregnant am
not too sure if the condom was original that all Nigerian
solders couldn't even come in terms with boko haram
campus gate but the calabar girls became chibok girls of
Abuja white house.
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by shox(m): 5:29am On Jun 10|
The guy above me should have been a victim of Ebola virus disease...
At least one less stupid black man to worry about
Even if make dem step up. E no concern me. All
Nigerian lawmakers are thieves. They deserve to be tortured to death
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|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by KubwaBoy: 5:30am On Jun 10|
Today na today
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by princeade86(m): 5:32am On Jun 10|
I hope best candidate win because we don't want rubber stamp Senate president and speaker.
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|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by princeade86(m): 5:36am On Jun 10|
I know that inec will later give okorocha his ticket back is just a script play to not let him contest for Senate president.
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|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by dam2000: 5:37am On Jun 10|
Power hungry people I cnt wait 2 see them stoning there again in the 9th assembly
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by helinues: 5:39am On Jun 10|
When are they going to start last minute Camel trading?
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by Karemarealty288: 5:45am On Jun 10|
Bukasint:You forgot to put -Writing from E1 ward Yaba.
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by Mak4web(m): 5:59am On Jun 10|
Good-luck to them
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by fergie001: 6:17am On Jun 10|
Las las we go rest after this week....
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by AfonjaBoston: 6:25am On Jun 10|
I wish mr President will take over as speaker and Senate President
So nothing will hinder next level
Ipob pigs can go and die
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|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by fairfora: 6:28am On Jun 10|
Ndume, the dogged fighter. If you know , you know
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|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by shugabasbn: 6:36am On Jun 10|
Only God knows how many billions that has passed through the channels. Wasting of time and resources.
We better scrap this useless NASS
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by Dannyset(m): 6:37am On Jun 10|
If APC anointed Candidates believe any promise that PDP is going to vote for him, then the person isn't suppose to be a political leader in the first place.
Papa Deceiving Pikin isn't their name for fun.
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by emmasege: 6:46am On Jun 10|
Ali Ndume for Senate President and any other but Gbajabiamila for speaker.
We need no rubber stamps as NASS Leaders because they are the real custodians of our democracy.
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|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by modupe2: 7:42am On Jun 10|
You don't want rubber stamp, but you want Gbaja ex convict? What a contradictory position
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by senatordave1(m): 7:44am On Jun 10|
fairfora:You will be the only one to vote him
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by senatordave1(m): 7:47am On Jun 10|
Another contestant nkeiruka stepping down for femi.its over.who is stepping down for bago
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by Ugosample(m): 9:03am On Jun 10|
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by fergie001: 11:24am On Jun 10|
senatordave1:Who is Nkeiru kwanu?
Even Nkeiru won't vote for herself if she were to contest....
She is fighting to make sure she gets something better than Aviation.....
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by senatordave1(m): 11:26am On Jun 10|
fergie001:Majority leader or whip.nkeiruka is somebody if not she wouldn't have been reelected after defecting to apc.
|Re: 9th NASS: Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, others in last minute horse-trading by fergie001: 11:45am On Jun 10|
senatordave1:For the in-house elections...she is nobody....
She stood no chance and she knew it....
Whatever,does it reflect on her constituents?
In front of her house at Ngodo....you will see a mighty Atlantic pothole.... and you are here hiring portfolios for her....
Like her,like Ikpeazu....
We in Abia know them,so when they contest outside,we don't bother.....we know them!
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