Senate Presidency: North Central Group Joins Goje’s Team

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The quest for Sen Mohammed Danjuma Goje (APC Gombe) to emerge as the Senate President in the 9th Assembly has received a boost following an endorsement by North Central Advocacy Group.

So far, pressure groups in across the 19 northern states have endorsed Goje for the Senate Presidency, ahead of the June inauguration.

Goje, a former governor of Gombe State and chairman, Appropriations committee is one of the three contenders for the Senate Presidency.

The two others are: Sen Ahmad Lawan (APC Yobe) and Sen Ali Ndume (APC Borno).

The North Central Advocacy Group, after its meeting held at the J S Tarka Foundation Makurdi, Benue state, said Goje has wealth of experience adding that he will be able to perform wonders as the number three citizen of the country.

“As a former governor of Gombe state, a three time senator, former minister and presently chairman senate committee on appropriations is eminently qualify to man the office of Senate President,” Hon Inalegwu Ejembi, the convener and leader of the group said.

The meeting was in solidarity with other youth groups in the across the country that have threw their weights behind the candidature of Goje.

Ejembi, a youth mobiliser cum human rights activist said Goje most go ahead and declare for the Senate Presidency.

Frowning against the imposition of candidate, the group said the endorsement of one of the contenders by the All Progressives Congress (APC) was against the rule of democracy.

The group urged Sen Goje to continue to seek for the support and cooperation of his colleagues, ahead of the inauguration.

“Nigeria has passed the stage where someone will sit somewhere and handpicked people to be leaders of the National Assembly. The legislature is an independent body and as such, the lawmakers should be allowed to elect their leaders based on their convictions, “he said.

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