Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Governor of Borno state, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Monday evening backed the aspiration of Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, for Presidency of the 9th Senate.
Shettima, governor of the home state of one of the contestants for Senate President, Senator Ali Ndume, who is also a senator-elect from the state, openly declared his support for Lawan in his Abuja residence in the presence of 14 other Senators – elect across the six geo- political zones .
According to him, though Senator Ali Ndume who is also contesting for the position of President of the 9th Senate, is from his state but Lawan being the candidate of their party and in particular, the candidate of President Muhammadu Buhari, is his candidate.
He said: “I hail from the same state with the distinguished Senator Ali Ndume and I appreciate the fact that politics is local. But politics is also national. And I believe the bond that binds us…