Key stakeholders from Borno State under the aegis of Concerned Borno Citizens have rallied supports for Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume to emerge as the next president of the Senate.
The chairman of the group, Ambassador Dauda Danladi, who addressed journalists yesterday in Abuja, said Senator Ndume had the ability to provide quality leadership for the Senate and partner the executive to offer Nigerians good governance.
The former Nigerian Ambassador to Pakistan said Ndume was the most qualified person to occupy the seat going by his antecedent as a lawmaker and loyal party man.
Ambassador Danladi said the incumbent senator deserved the position in the 9th National Assembly because Borno State gave the APC over 90 per cent of the votes from the state in the just concluded election.
"There is no doubt that the 9th National Assembly has a critical role to play if government is to actualize all its developmental projects, programmes and policies that will propel Nigeria into the industrialised world in the near future," he said.
"It is in this regard that we the Concerned Citizens of Borno are coming forward to urge Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume to contest for the office of the President of the Senate in the 9th National Assembly. We are convinced that Senator Ndume possesses all the qualities and requirements to hold the office of the Senate president being a loyal party man and a ranking Senator," he said.