Senate Presidency: I need votes, I don’t value endorsements – Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume has said he’s not concerned about endorsements of his main opponent Senator Ahmed Lawan in the Senate presidency race

Naijahotspot gathered that about 64 senators elect from different political parties, had endorsed, the Senator representing Yobe North, Ahmed Lawan.

Senator Lawan also got endorsement from, President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

While speaking with newsmen, on Sunday, he (Ndume) said what counts in the race is votes and not endorsement, recalling that Lawan had all the endorsement in 2015 but still lost to Bukola Saraki.

In his words “Well, I’ve said it before that I am not looking for endorsements but looking for votes on the election day, you know clearly that there is a difference between endorsement and election.

“He (Ahmed Lawan) have the endorsement but what happened on the floor of the Senate was different.

“This kind of thing have been there for all long, we have seen endorsement against several elections, we are there already and it shall become past in question of hours from now.

“I believe that my colleagues vote, according to their conscience and they shall vote for a candidate that is more suitable for the position of the Senate President.

“I am not bothered about the endorsement rather, I am more bothered about the election.

“As I I’ve said, I am going into the election on Tuesday and it shall have two sides, it is either one looses or one wins, I do my numbering too, but my numbering not publishing my colleagues names”, he said in conclusion.

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