Buhari Group Wants Ndume as Senate President
By Dipo Olowookere
A leading Buhari support group known as Buhari For Better Tomorrow Movement (BFBTM) has thrown its full weight behind Senator Ali Ndume for the post of Senate President for the incoming 9th National Assembly.
The group, which played a critical role in the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari on February 23, 2019, noted that Mr Ndume meets all the requirements for the position, considering his high level of experience, network and commitment to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Buhari’s overall agenda for better Nigeria.
In a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Mr Ibrahim Abubakar, the group said the lawmaker from Borno State will complement the vision, mission and passion of President Buhari in the Senate without compromising legislative independence.
The group further noted that Mr Ndume is a thorough-bred lawmaker who will close the unnecessary gap between the executive and the legislature, saying as a ranking Senator, he has the knowledge, experiential capacity, integrity, track-records and versatility to lead a legislative arm of government in which internal democracy is its strongest asset.
The group stated that haven studied the ability of all the likely contestants for the post of Senate President, it settled for Senator Ndume because of his ability to spearhead the rebirth of a vibrant and credible red chamber that will be committed to bequeathing the values of human freedom, democracy, peace and development to all Nigerians.
“Therefore, we endorse Senator Ndume for the post of Senate Presidency for the incoming National Assembly and we humbly urge new and returning Senators to support our call,” the group appealed in the statement.