Published On: Thu, May 16th, 2019

Senate Presidency: Goje’s candidature gets more endorsement

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By Musa Adamu

The candidature of Sen Mohammed Danjuma Goje (APC,Gombe) has received more boost with the endorsement by a North Central advocacy group.
So far, pressure groups in across the 19 northern states have endorsed Goje for the Senate Presidency, ahead of the June inauguration of the ninth assembly.
Goje, a former governor of Gombe of State and Chairman of the Appropriations Committee is one of the three contenders for the Senate Presidency.
The two others are Sen Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe) and Sen Ali Ndume (APC,Borno).
A North Central Advocacy Group yesterday called on Goje to run for the senate President of the 9th Assembly.
It would be recalled that some other groups have asked the former Governor to declare for the Senate Presidency.
According to the Convener of the group, Hon Inalegwu Ejembi, the group after its meeting held in Makurdi , Benue state, declared that Goje with the wealth of experience he had, Sen Goje would perform “wonders as the number three citizen of the country.
“As a former Governor of Gombe state, a three time senator, former minister and presently chairman senate committee on appropriations is eminently qualify to man the office of Senate President.”
He said the meeting was in solidarity with other youth groups across the country that had threw their weights behind the candidature of Goje.
Ejembi, a youth mobiliser cum human rights activist, added that Goje must go ahead and declare for the Senate Presidency.
Frowning against the imposition of candidate, the group said the endorsement of one of the contenders by the All Progressives Congress (APC) was against the rule of democracy.
The group urged Sen Goje to continue to seek for the support and cooperation of his colleagues, ahead of the inauguration.
“Nigeria has passed the stage where someone will sit somewhere and handpicked people to be leaders of the National Assembly. The legislature is an independent body and as such, the lawmakers should be allowed to elect their leaders based on their convictions.”

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