The Senators who got elected into office in the last general elections on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held a meeting in Abuja last night to strategise on the way forward for the leadership tussle of the coming 9th Assembly, Daily Trust has learnt.
According to what sources told Daily Trust, the meeting was said to be part of their plans on how they would tackle the issues of the leadership contest in the Senate.
From the sources, it was gathered that the PDP senators-elect are planning to negotiate and settle for the right person to provide support for among the APC senators, with the hope that a possible repeat of the 2015 scenario where Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who is of their fold, emerged as the Deputy Senate President despite APC’s majority status, would happen.
Our correspondent gathered that the PDP senators-elect may choose to settle for one of the three APC senators seeking for the Senate president’s office from the North East, namely Ahmad Lawan, Ali Ndume and Danjuma Goje.
Another source who is very familiar with the scheming going on said, “They (PDP senators-elect) may be more comfortable with Goje and settle for him because he’s close to Saraki and he was one of them.”
The PDP currently has about 43 senators-elect for the 9th Assembly against the APC’s 65.
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