Senator Ali Ndume, few hours after Senator Danjuma Goje withdrew his candidacy and endorsed Ahmed Lawan for Senate Presidency, says that he would still contest, adding that he is optimistic of emerging victorious.
Ndume in his reaction to the development noted that Goje’s withdrawal only created a chance for the two top contenders to contest.
Naija Buzz had reported how Goje revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari asked him to step down for Lawan.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had declared its support for Lawan to emerge as the next President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Goje also stated that he took the decision to step down in the interest of his party.
Ndume who noted that Goje’s decision is a welcome one however insisted that he would contest against his party’s choice despite warnings issued by the APC against his moves.
“Let me assure you that I remain in the race and I’m very optimistic. I have said my prayers. I have implicit faith in God. He is the giver of power. So, there is no cause for alarm,” Ndume said.
“A school anthem says, once to every man and nation, comes a moment to decide. On Tuesday my colleagues will decide. And we believe Allah is on our side,” the senator added.