The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has endorsed the candidature of Senator Ali Ndume for Senate President and Umar Bago for Speaker of House of Representatives ahead of National Assembly inauguration today, Tuesday.
The party revealed this in a press statement issued at the end of its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting held at Bayelsa State Governor lodge on Monday in Abuja.
The meeting which also had in attendance, various party leaders, state governors as well as senators and National Assembly members-elect on its platform, was to decide how the party will vote today in the Assembly chambers
”The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after very extensive consultations with critical stakeholders resolves to support Senator Ali Ndume and Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago for Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives respectively, ahead of National Assembly inauguration on Tuesday,” the statement signed by Sen. Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, PDP National Secretary said.
“The final resolution on Senator Ndume and Hon. Bago was reached at the end of a decisive meeting of members of the National Working Committee, party leaders, state governors as well as senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP.
“This decision is in the best interest of the nation, in line with our party’s determination to deepen democracy, ensure a strong and independent legislature, strict compliance with the principle of separation of powers as well as constitutional checks and balances in the polity.
“All senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP are to be guided accordingly.”