Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume has written to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, indicating interest in becoming the Senate President.
The lawmaker is looking to run for the country’s number 3 office when the ninth National Assembly is inaugurated.
Ndume in a letter of intent dated March 25, 2019 and addressed to Oshiomhole, specifically sought the blessing of the party to actualise his aspiration.
The senator representing Borno South on the platform of the APC said he is “throwing his hat into the ring believing that the Senate President position would be zoned to the North East geopolitical zone” where he hails from.
He said the decision to seek election into the office was borne out of his desire to help accelerate socioeconomic development of the nation.
He said, “Following the successful conduct of the 2019 general election and the overwhelming victory of our great party the APC at all levels, I hereby forward my letter of intent to contest for the office of the President of the Senate in the 9th National Assembly.”