The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, says the presidency is working to ensure a sole candidate emerges for the Senate Presidential race.
Appearing as a guest on Channels Televisions Politics Today, Enang praised the decision of an aspirant and Senator-elect, Danjuma Goje for withdrawing from the contest.
Let me use this opportunity to publicly commend and thank Senator Danjuma Goje who has agree and in different to the party and the President offered unqualified support to the candidature of Senator Ahmed Lawan.
We are working in such a manner that we are likely to have a sole candidature in the election and we are grateful about that, he stated.
Recalling the crisis that rocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) that led to the loss of party members, the presidential aide noted that Goje did not leave the party.
When asked if Goje asked for an offer in return, Enang simply replied saying: No, he didn’t give any condition. He said as a loyal party man, as a person who was governor and he benefited as a Minister of the Federal Republic, that he knows when to work with the party and he has always worked with the party.
Reacting to the party’s choice for the Deputy Senate President, the former lawmaker explained that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is being considered since the slot is zoned to the South.
Speaking on the allegation against the party’s candidate for Speakership position of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Enang explained that the APC leadership is working hard to resolve that.
With the National Assembly election barely 5 days from now, the ruling party does not want to take anything to chance to ensure a smooth working relationship between the Executive and the Legislative arms of government.