A North-East Senator who is also an associate of Senator Ali Ndume said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere in the upcoming ninth National Assembly elections.
The senator, also spoke on condition of anonymity on Thursday in Abuja, denied making news on President Buhari plans to meet Ndume and Senator Danjuma Goje on the issue.
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has told everyone that he is for everybody. I trust him, he will not interfere in the ninth National Assembly leadership elections.
“The Presidency had issued two different statements since the leadership tussle for the presiding officers positions started.
“On each occasion, President Buhari reiterated his position not to interfere with the National Assembly leadership issues, so nobody should drag him into it.
“The President encouraged Senator Ndume when he told him about his ambition to contest the senate presidency. How do you think the same President Buhari will ask the senator to step down for someone else?
“The Presidency will accept any member of the APC that emerges as the National Assembly presiding officer.
“The President did not tell Senator Ndume anything before he travelled to the United Kingdom and he had no intention of discouraging him over his ambition. “