The Chairman Senate Committee on Army Mohammed Ali Ndume on Wednesday formally joined the race to succeed Ahmad Lawan as Senate President in the 10th National Assembly.
Ndume announced his intension to vie for the position while responding to questions from reporters in Abuja, OYO NEWS learnt.
He however advocated that the race be thrown without encumbrances of zoning as being planned by the party, but he added that his ambition would be determined to a large extent by the proposed zoning of the position and the fairness of such zoning arrangement by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a loyal party man.
Ndume who had vied for the position of Senate President against the incumbent Lawan, in 2019, wondered why the APC was insisting on a zoning arrangement for the National Assembly positions when it didn’t do the same during the presidential primary
As part of his 10-Point Agenda, according to a statement, he promised to put Nigeria and Nigerian’s interest first, if elected even as he said the issue of political inclusion and power devolution would be paramount in his agenda.
As the Senate President, he said he would be one, not first among equals and promised to work harmoniously and inter-dependently with the executive arm of government.
Ndume also said the relationship between the legislature and the executive and judicial arms would be cordial without undermining the Principles of Separation of Powers.
He pledged that the Senate under his leadership would make new laws and review existing ones to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.