The party is bigger than you, APC tells Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume

All Progressives Congress (APC) Yobe State Chapter has told Senator Ali Ndume to respect the party’s supremacy and avoid placing personal interest above collective interest.

Ndume, a senator representing Borno South, has been in battle for the Senate Presidency with the party’s favourite for the position, Ahmed Lawan.

Yobe APC secretary, Abubakar Bakabe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Damaturu, Yobe capital, that Ndume needs to respect the party’s choice for the position.

“The interest of the party supersedes all other interests. Ndume should avoid the pitfalls of the Bukola Saraki’s Senate presidency, this must not be repeated in the interest of the party, Nigeria and democracy,” he said.

Mr Bakabe added: “The state chapter of APC expresses optimism that the Borno senator will remain loyal to the party, its leadership and President Muhammadu Buhari.

“As a party, we cannot afford to accommodate any sabotage and a divided house after the bitter experience of the last four years.

“The endorsement of Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, for Senate President will provide the required leadership and coordination for the APC led administration to effectively execute its policies and programmes for the benefit of Nigerians.

“Lawan will run an inclusive leadership that will give every Nigerian a true sense of belonging and fulfilment; he has the required experience, knowledge and administrative skills for the Senate to reclaim its glory as a progressive arm of government.”