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|9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Ecstasy154(m): 8:56pm On Jun 10|
Few hours to the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, vote buying has taken the centre stage in both camps of the lawmakers seeking elective positions.
While Senators Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe) and Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) are slugging it out for the position of the President of the Senate, Francis Alimikhena (Edo) Kabiru Gaya (Kano), Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia) and Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta) are in a hot chase for the position of the Deputy President of the Senate.
Recall Lawan was endorsed by the presidency and the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC), while Ndume vowed never to step down but contest even though the party had endorsed Lawan.
Lawan had last weekend said that he has the backing of 60 APC members, 38 People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members and one Young Democratic Party (YDP) member, making 99 senators out of the 107 senators that will vote today.
It was, however, learnt that the lawmakers contesting for elective positions are spending heavily to lobby to win the support of members. It was also learnt that in a bid to outdo themselves, thousands of dollars have exchanged hands just to woo members for support.
Despite the endorsement of Lawan, Omo-Agege, Femi Gbajabiamila his Deputy, Gaya, Alimikhena and Orji have vowed never to step down, even when the leadership of APC has taken position.
Alimikhena had on Sunday said that he’s still in the race and has not stepped down for anybody, Gaya while speaking with newsmen yesterday said that he would contest the election today.
He boasted that despite the endorsement of Senator Omo-Agege by the APC leadership, his chances of emerging as DSP was very bright, adding, “this is not my first time of contesting an election. Tomorrow will make it the fourth time and by the grace of God, it will be peaceful.
“I’m still in the race. I will contest with whoever that would also contest the position of the DSP tomorrow. Democracy is actually a game of number. Whoever has the highest number would win.”
Boroffice, who withdrew from the race in deference to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, appreciated the senators-elect for their support and also thanking them for their warm embrace and a great display of camaraderie.
Boroffice, in a statement by his Press Secretary, Kayode Fakuyi, also appreciated the people of Ondo North senatorial district and friends across the country for their prayers, support and goodwill messages.
“For the far-reaching endorsements, steadfastness and unflinching support, gratitude goes to all concerned political groups across the country especially, the Women for Buhari and Osinbajo group, and the Ondo APC Youth League,” he said.
Orji on his part disclosed that President Buhari had not adopted any candidate. This is contrary to speculations in some quarters that the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC, after wide consultations with the President and other stakeholders of the party, had formally endorsed Senator Omo-Agege as the party’s candidate for the position of Deputy Senate President in the 9th National Assembly.
The former governor of Abia state, who said that he has withdrawn from the contest, added that “I hold the President in high esteem as well as the National Chairman of our great party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other members of the NWC and as such, I will not disobey any formal pronouncement by them.
“However, I am still in the race to become Deputy Senate President because the President and the NWC have not adopted any candidate and as such the contest is open to all members of the party, who have the capability.
“I have the political dexterity, leadership qualities and goodwill to complement the efforts of the Senate President in actualizing the objectives of the legislature in support the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking Nigeria to greater heights.
“Leadership positions in the 9th Senate should be given to people who have the will to support the agenda of the APC while not deviating from the ideals of democracy.
“As I continue to mobilize support for the position of Deputy Senate President, I commend the President, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other stakeholders of the party for their support.
“Come tomorrow (today) by the special grace of God and to the admiration of APC members and Nigerians at large, I will emerge as Deputy Senate President in the 9th national assembly.”
Meanwhile, the PDP governors last night met to finally take a position on who the party will support.
The meeting, which was held at Bayelsa state governor’s lodge in Abuja, it was learnt was for the governors, under the platform of PDP Governors’ Forum to take their position.
It was also that the PDP senators-elect are having a crucial meeting with the former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike to impress it upon the senators, which direction to take and who to vote for during the election.
A source told INDEPENDENT that Ekweremadu invited the elected lawmakers for a meeting with Wike and thereafter a final meeting of the forum will meet at Ekweremadu’s residence.
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Nbote(m): 9:08pm On Jun 10|
Where are those useless zonBs calling Saraki names.. By d tym dis ppl are done with dis country ehn
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|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Racoon(m): 9:14pm On Jun 10|
Imagine! Guess they have extended the vote buying of 2019 election. Nigeria is doomed with these idiots.
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|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by nigeriaschoolne(f): 9:18pm On Jun 10|
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|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Amuocha: 9:20pm On Jun 10|
Abeg make i go warm beans
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by NoSidonLook: 9:55pm On Jun 10|
I already saw some sentimental posts in the other thread about Goje endorsing Orji Uzor Kalu
And I saw some
One even tried dividing SouthSouth and SouthEast, by saying it's only during war and rant times SouthEast remember SouthSouth
All I can say is nothing that ever happens in that assembly tomorrow will have any positive impact on any nairalander lives
Those guys are crooks and thieves, APC, PDP, UPP...any party there
They are just for their selfish self...and I pity any zombie that is supporting them online without getting paid for the cheap publicity ...spits
But Yoruba people sha...not even one small position you want to leave for the south easterners
Una hate just be like 3D pictures
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|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by shakyum: 9:55pm On Jun 10|
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by kindnyce(m): 9:57pm On Jun 10|
verything about naija politics is all about DOLLARISATION
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by ifunanyababe(f): 9:59pm On Jun 10|
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Carmal90(m): 10:03pm On Jun 10|
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Ijawdefender: 10:03pm On Jun 10|
Nigeria politics is all about money. The highest bidder always win. I forget, Atiku spent in 2014 and lost,he also spent in 2019 and still lost.
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|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by oshe11: 10:03pm On Jun 10|
Money must be Made
I mean when they spent hundreds of million to become Senators U think they didnt know what they were doing?
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by sammhi(m): 10:04pm On Jun 10|
Back to square one of the PDP era . In 2015, PMB refused to bribe the legislators and Saraki emerged winner . PMB has learnt his lessons . Nigerians are money lovers .... Everything they do is dictated by money ....
So sad ....
Money talks and rules .Sense and patriotism has since died and buried .
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Earthquake2: 10:05pm On Jun 10|
And some morons are killing themselves for these fools
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by oshe11: 10:08pm On Jun 10|
If You are a girl on NL please have the courtesy of uploading your picture on your DP, if Not abeg change the "F" to " M"
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by PassiveNaira: 10:09pm On Jun 10|
It's the time for cash to change hands in the upper and lower chamber.
Those new legislature will make there tailors, body guards, drivers, mechanics, families, God father's, pastors and imams be in money for the next 4 years.
Its their turn to make the money...we will just be having severe pain on their matters.
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by JubiOmeiza(m): 10:12pm On Jun 10|
Show us the movement of dollars from one hand to other...or we considered dis piece a trash
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by princeade86(m): 10:12pm On Jun 10|
Very disgusting. Vote buying is now legal thing to our politicians. Even they still buying vote from people that they knew each other. Spit.
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by richmind2019(m): 10:17pm On Jun 10|
same old story
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Abouwaza(m): 10:18pm On Jun 10|
All we want is a better Nigeria
But unfortunately the doomed youths and slowpokes Nigerians have reelected the same set of losers and looters again but they are expecting something new
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by Igahbarr: 10:19pm On Jun 10|
And when they get to the office, their priority is to recover the money through budget padding and extortion from the MDAs under the guise of oversight functions. We are in soup in this country. May God help us.
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:25pm On Jun 10|
The criminals among them are all about the money, not about the masses!
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|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by SageTravels: 10:52pm On Jun 10|
There are the people that are claiming they love Nigeria and have the interest of the country at heart. After spending heavily, they will first minus all the expenses before they think of Nigerians. Election money plus National Assembly vote buying money. 4 years will not be enough to loot all the money back to their pocket.
Where National Assembly Leaders come from do not matter at all. Ask Kwara what Saraki did for them. ask Benue about Mark. Let's be sincere to ourselves. we need a leader not politicians.
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by joepepsy(m): 11:11pm On Jun 10|
Yoruba no hate igbos , una no dey use una sense most time..am from edo state mind you.
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by mcjohny: 11:13pm On Jun 10|
and I am hungry by this ungodly hour of the day
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by VillagePipu: 11:38pm On Jun 10|
Why won't Yorubas support Omo Agege?
So, you want Yorubas to support SE over SS? You must be daft.
Even GEJ was in power, the highest position occupied by a Yoruba man was Minister of Agriculture. When Yoruba elders met GEJ, Igbos were insulting Yorubas here on Nairaland. Now why are Igbos now complaining?
Shameless beggars, opposition politics don taya una?
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by BafanaBafana: 11:40pm On Jun 10|
shame, big shame.
The only good thing now is that there is no pdp candidate in the race, Goje was the pdp guy and he has been made to step down. it is now an all apc affair so after the elections they will settle themselves. Secondly, I prefer Ndume to Lawan. Ndume is a real comrade, a patriot and someone who has the charisma, he stood up to Saraki tyranny. Lawan is Tinubu's candidate, Buhari doesn't really care about the guy. Others are just being bullied to accept him, his senate presidency will be so boring.
Finally, I feel speaker of the house of reps should go to NC while deputy speaker goes to SE. Why the hell would the position of Vice president and Speaker go to only Lagos? haba mana
|Re: 9th National Assembly: Vote Buying Takes Centre Stage by NoSidonLook: 11:50pm On Jun 10|
So the Gej that made you occupy Minister of Agriculture as the highest position...is he an Igbo man?
Is he not same SouthSouth you are arselicking
And did I tell you I'm Igbo
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