As the 9th NASS Assembly is set to be inaugurated today being 11 June 2019, the peoples Democratic Party , National working commitee has endorsed Senator Ali Ndume for senate president, and Umar Bago for speaker House of Representatives.
The PDP made this announcement known by issuing a Press statement to the public to enlighten them on their stand.
The All Progressive Congress National working committee has ordered all the party’s member-elect in the National Assembly to vote for Senator Ahmed Lawan as the Senate President and also Ggbajabiamila as speaker house of Reps. Respectively during the 9th assembly inauguration of the Federal legislature.
See the PDD’s press release, below.
June 10, 2019
Nass Leadership: PDP Endorses Ali Ndume, Umar Bago
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after very extensive consultations with critical stakeholders resolves to support Senator Ali Ndume and Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago for Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives respectively, ahead of National Assembly inauguration on Tuesday.
The final resolution on Senator Ndume and Hon. Bago was reached at the end of a decisive meeting of members of the National Working Committee, party leaders, state governors as well as senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP.
This decision is in the best interest of the nation, in line with our party’s determination to deepen democracy, ensure a strong and independent legislature, strict compliance with the principle of separation of powers as well as constitutional checks and balances in the polity.
All senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP are to be guided accordingly.
Sen. Umar Ibrahim Tsauri