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Buhari endorses Lawan as Senate President

2015-06-03 21:32
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former army general Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a press conference in Kano, northern Nigeria, on January 21, 2015. Nigeria's main opposition candidate today rejected claims about hi ~ AMINU ABUBAKAR

Abuja - Although President Muhammadu Buhari has not come out openly to endorse any particular candidate as the next Senate President, his body language suggests he prefers Ahmed Lawan, reports New Mail.

Buhari disclosed his preference for Lawan during a meeting he had with the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Also read: Buhari refuses to intervene in choice of Senate President, Speaker

Buhari told members of the committee that the North Central zone has held the Senate Presidency for long enough.

He noted that the position should be allowed to move to another geo-political zone in the interest of fairness.

In pushing for Lawan, Buhari told members of the committee that it was important for the party to entrust the Senate presidency with a person who is both a long-serving senator and a person of impressive personal attributes.

Read more at New Mail.

Read more on: 2015 elections

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