The national leadership of the Peoples democratic party will meet in Abuja this week to determine who to support among those aspiring to lead the two chambers of the ninth national assembly.
Those expected to be at the meeting are members of the party’s national working committee led by its national chairman, prince Uche Secondus; lawmakers-elect for the ninth national assembly; outgoing principal officers of the eighth national assembly who are members of the party and some selected members of the party’s national executive council.
It is not clear yet if the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi, will also be part of the meeting.
At the meeting, both the outgoing president of the senate, Bukola Saraki; and outgoing speaker of the House Of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are expected to speak on those aspiring to succeed them.
Two members of the APC in the senate, Ahmad Lawan and Ali Ndume, have openly declared their intention to succeed Saraki as the president of the senate. A former governor of Gombe state, Senator Danjuma Goje, who is said to also be interested in the race, has yet to publicly declare his interest