By Hassan Galadima, Abuja
Senator Abu Ibrahim from Kastina has denied supporting David Mark for Senate Presidency in the 8th Assembly. Senator Ibrahim said this while speaking to journalists in his office said he accompanied the Senate President to hold meeting with the President Elect Gen. Mohammed Buhari (rtd) as against the speculations that he went there to introduce David Mark to the President Elect and also campaign for him for the third term as Senate President in the 8th Assembly.
Senate Abu Ibrahim explained that his journey to Lobito Crescent Abuja along with David Mark was not planned stressing that the Senate President only sought his assistance on a direction to the venue of the meeting and that he, Abu Ibrahim should also accompany him which he did, Senate Abu Ibrahim maintained that the meeting between the two politicians was not in any way related to what was being speculated, as he said that at the meeting between the President Elect and the Senate President the issue of Senate Leadership was never discussed.
The Senator who represents Katsina South Senatorial District disclosed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) would not waste the opportunity of maintaining majority in the senate and give away the leadership to the opposition stressing that the party was working assiduously to produce the next Senate President.
Senator Abu Ibrahim who is the Deputy Minority Leader in the senate also disclosed that rule 3 of the senate stipulates that ascending to leadership position in the senate is based on ranking stressing that ranking is on the number of elections won into the senate.
According to the lawmaker Senator Ahmed Lawan at the moment had met the requirements Lawan has won five elections into the National Assembly.
He added that he as the leader of the North West caucus, he has presided in many meetings stressing that these meeting has been producing positive result toward having the rightful Senate President from the required zone according to the party’s zoning policies.
Speaking on the APC planned programme for the country Senator Abu Ibrahim revealed that although he is not a member of the Executive, however as a lawmaker he was ready to contribute to bills and motions that will turn into laws toward developing Nigeria stressing that he believe that anti-corruption fight will be a great priority in General Mohammed Buhari’s (rtd) government.
He said as a lawmaker he will support the independency of Anti-corruption organization adding that with the independent Anti-corruption organization Nigeria as a nation will be on its way to greater development among committee of nation.