BEVERLY HILL, June 10, (THEWILL) – The National Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its lawmakers-elect will meet in Abuja on Monday to take a final decision on who to support among those angling to lead the 9th National Assembly.
THEWILL had reported that the two main contenders for Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Ali Ndume, both of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have reached out to lawmakers elected under the PDP for support
While Lawan, the immediate past Senate Leader, met the former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and some other PDP senators on Sunday, Ndume, got the support of some other members of the opposition parties following a meeting on Saturday.
However, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Diran Odeyemi, said the former ruling party was planning to make its decision on who to support a “last-minute affair.”
Also, the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said the main opposition party refused to speak on who the party would favour for the leadership of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Rather, he said that the party “will not disappoint Nigerians and we will have their interest at heart when we decide on what to do” on the matter.
He said the PDP “is aware that Nigerians are looking towards us for direction and leadership because it will be wrong to have a docile National Assembly. We will not disappoint them in that regards.”