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Saraki, Lawan lobby Mark, PDP senators over Senate presidency

2015-05-25 18:26
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 - The two leading candidates jostling for the Senate President seat have shifted their campaigns to the Peoples Democratic Party’s senators-elect, reports Punch.

The shift to the PDP senators for support follows the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to agree on a consensus among the candidates.

The decision of two contenders to queue behind the two leading candidates has further polarised the APC.

While a group of APC senators, under the aegis of Senate Unity Forum, threw its weight behind Lawan, another group, named Senators of Like Mind, went with Saraki.

Also read: Saraki inches towards clinching Senate Presidency

The two leading candidates are wooing the PDP senators for support, since it is becoming clear that the PDP senators may probably hold the key to determining who the new President of the Senate would be.

Read more at Punch.

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