The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has endorsed Senator Ali Ndume and Honourable Mohammed Bago as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.
The endorsement of the two candidates for NASS leadership was contained in a statement signed on Tuesday by the national secretary of the PDP, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri.
The statement follows a meeting of the National Working Committee, party leaders, state governors as well as PDP Senators.
“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,” the statement read in part.
The statement added that the decision was made in the best interest of the nation.
“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.”