Former Senate Leader and one of the leading contenders for the position of the Senate President in the about to be inaugurated Ninth National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has vowed not to step down for his main rival and APC leadership favoured candidate Ahmed Lawan.
Ndume told journalists on Thursday that he would contest on the floor of the Senate on June 11.
The former Senate Leader also debunk insinuations that he paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in order to step down for Senator Ahmad Lawan, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the position
The former Senate Leader also dismissed a social media report that he was invited to the Villa by Buhari who directed him to stop his aspiration to contest for the Senate President position.
He said, “Nobody has invited me to the Villa. There won’t be cause for it. My quest to contest the Senate President election Insha Allah on Tuesday next week stands.”