Abuja - There is palpable tension within the fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the decision of its National Working Committee ( NWC) to draw up criteria that would be used to determine the best candidate for the post of Senate President for the 8th Assembly, reports Vanguard.
The tension may have forced the leadership of the party to shift its meeting with the senators to resolve the issue of a consensus arrangement among the two leading contenders for the post.
The two leading contestants are Bukola Saraki (Kwara Central) and Ahmad Lawan ( Yobe North ).
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The NWC at its meeting held with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night had listed certain critical criteria which the next Senate president must possess.
Some of the senators have condemned the party’s decision to use the criteria, saying it is strange to the rules of the Senate and constitution of the country.
Read more at Vanguard.
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