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Governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for the posts of Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Concise News has gathered.

The governors took this decision at the inaugural meeting of the Governor Atiku Bagudu-led Progressives Governors’ Forum on Sunday night in Abuja.

The national leadership of the ruling party had endorsed Lawan, who is the immediate past Senate Leader, and Gbajabiamila, the House Leader of the eighth National Assembly, for the aforementioned posts.

APC is expected to produce the next Senate President and Speaker on Tuesday, June 11, as it has the highest number of senators and members-elect for the incoming ninth National Assembly.

Bagudu told journalists after the meeting, which was held at the Kebbi Governor’s lodge in Asokoro area of the nation’s capital, that they believe the leadership of the party took the right decision.

With regard to other positions, the Kebbi state governor said the APC would take a decision on that.

Those present, this news medium learned, were Governors of Kebbi, Edo, Kwara, Kogi, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kano, Jigawa, Ekiti, Osun, Lagos, Gombe, Niger and the Deputy Governors of Borno and Kaduna States.


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John Andah is a fine-grained journalist. He has been a member of the fourth estate for a decade. He loves the smell of a good lead, and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. John is Senior Assistant Editor at Concise News.


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