One of the contestants of the Senate Presidency of the 9th Senate, Danjuma Goje, has withdrawn from the race.
He has also endorsed senator Ahmed Lawan, the anointed candidate of the All Progressives Congress, for the job.
The latest development followed a meeting both senators held with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed the outcome of the meeting to state house correspondents.
Senator Goje told reporters that he had withdrawn from the race, adding that he deferred to the wish of the party and the President.