Senators elected under the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, are currently meeting with the National Executive Committee of the party at the International Conference Centre Abuja to pick a candidate for the office of the Senate President.
The NWC had earlier in the day met with members-elect of the House of Representatives after which a mock election was held for the candidate to run for the office of speaker.
That election was won by Femi Gbajabiamila, although his main challenger, Yakubu Dogara, led his supporters out of the venue of the meeting before election commenced.
The meeting with Senators is also expected to be followed with a mock election for a candidate of the party in Tuesday’s election at the national assembly.
Like that of the speaker, there are also two candidates running for Senate President: former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, and the chairman of the senate committee on public account, Ahmed Lawan.
As at 11p.m., most Senators loyal to Mr. Lawan had arrived the ICC, while the national chairman of the party, John Oyegun, and other members of the NWC, had also arrived.
However, Senator Saraki and most Senators loyal to him were yet to turn up.
A source informed said the Saraki group are currently holding a meeting at a different Hotel in Abuja.
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