Some senators-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have kicked against the decision of the leadership of the APC to impose Senator Ahmad Lawan as the Senate President in the ninth Senate.
The decision to impose Lawan on the senators-elect was announced at the Presidential Villa on Monday night when President Muhammadu Buhari hosted a dinner in honour of the legislators and some governors.
Also in attendance at the dinner was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The Eagle Online was told that no senator-elect was allowed to ask question once the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, disclosed the position of the party on the leadership of the Senate.
Many lawmakers-elect were said stop have been shocked about the decision of the party.
Senator Mohammed Ndume, who kicked against the imposition of Lawan as Senate President, said the position of the party is unconstitutional.
Ndume, while briefing newsmen on the development, said even the Peoples Democratic Party with all its impunity never imposed anybody on lawmakers.
According to him: “The Constitution is clear on that development.
“My decision to contest is not personal.
“My colleagues encouraged me to contest.
“The party did not say they have elected Ahmad Lawan.
“Anything contrary to what is in the constitution is illegal.
“What took place at the presidential dinner in Aso rock on Monday night where Oshiomhole as party chairman announced Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as President of the 9th Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively was very shocking to me and many of my colleagues.
“Oshiomhole in making the announcement or endorsement did not even allow myself or Senators Danjuma Goje ( Gombe Central) and Abdullahi Adamu ( Nasarawa west), widely known to be in the race for the position, to say anything.
“More disturbing was the fact that even Senator Ahmed Lawan endorsed for the position was not allowed to make any comment in form of acceptance speech or soliciting for supports from other interested senators.”