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Former governors intervene in Senate presidency row

2015-05-12 22:29
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Former governors under the umbrella of Former Governors Forum (FGF) are set to meet on how to resolve the 8th National Assembly Senate Presidency imbroglio, reports New Telegraph.

The former governors decided to intervene since most of those aspiring for the position are their colleagues.

The erstwhile governors are expected at the end of their meeting to pick a consensus candidate among their colleagues jostling for the position.

Also read: Saraki, Akume jostle for Senate President seat

The four former governors jostling for the position are Senator George Akume (North Central), Senator Bukola Saraki (North Central), Senator Danjuma Goje (North East) and Senator (Bukar Abba Ibrahim (North East).

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to come up with a zoning formula for the sharing of principal offices in the National Assembly.

Read more at New Telegraph.

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