By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Supporters of Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje hold peaceful rally calling on the Senator to declare his attention to contest for the Senate President of 9th Assembly.
The Supporters described Senator Goje as the most qualified Senator to hold the position among all contenders from North East region.
The rally was organized under the auspices of North West Wing of Coalition of Northern Youth organizations in solidarity for Senator Danjuma Goje in Kaduna.
Speaking at the rally Chairman of the group, Engineer Hassan Idris the build up to the choice of a Senate President from the North East has thrown up serious concerns and the need to draw the attention of well-meaning Nigerians, particularly, those from the region to the unfair endorsement and purported of candidate from the region.
He said the ruling party’s decision to zone the Senate Presidency of the 9th Assembly to the North East zone may have been greeted with salutary commendation in acknowledgement of the region’s contribution to the party’s entire success at the recently concluded 2019 polls.
He said as a group they have decided to reject any purported endorsement of Senate President contender from North East by the national leadership of APC.
Engineer said they desire to place on record that, each of the contending Senators who have declared interest, namely, Senator Ali Ndume and Senator Ahmad Lawan are eminently qualified to vie for the office of the Senate Presidency because they have contributed meaningfully to the growth and development of the region in their individual respective capacities.
“We also believe that, as ranking members of the Senate, each of these contenders have the requisite wealth of experience to bring to bear as part of the sterling qualities that should define the character of the Senate President.
“We therefore owe it a sense of duty to demand and insist that, the contenders to the seat of the Senate Presidency must subject themselves to a level playing democratic process of equal opportunity. Importantly,
“The North West wing of the Coalition of Northern Youth Organizations is calling on all concerned persons to prevail on Senator Danjuma Goje to declare and run for the Presidency of the 9th Senate,” he said.his short remarks after receiving the letter Administrative Assistant to the Secretary APC North West office , Malam Suleiman Adamu told the group that their letter will be delivered to the party’s North West secretary who will later forward it to the National Secretariat for action as requested.