Senator Mohammed Ali-Ndume recently, has spoken that he is not in any way relying on the support of his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as he is biding to become the president of the ninth NASS.
Senator Mohammed Ali-Ndume, denied an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party to help him clinch the seat.
He also said he would not step down for any opponent, but that he was still consulting on the matter.
The All Progressives Congress senator from Borno State met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.
Ali-Ndume, who arrived the closed-door meeting about 3.24pm, emerged from the venue around 4.18pm, declining to give any elaborate interview to waiting State House correspondents.
But the reporters still intelligently asked him whether he had agreed to the choice of the President and other Leaders of the APC.
With a look of surprise on his face, Ali-Ndume responded, “Me, step down? I am still consulting.”
On the rumours that he was banking on forging an alliance with the PDP, Ali-Ndume ruled it out on the grounds that the opposition considered him to be an “enemy.”
He stated, “Me that is regarded as enemy by opposition?”
Ali-Ndume had once been a member of the PDP, but he later defected to the APC ahead of the 2015 polls.
He won a re-election to the Senate this year on the platform of the APC to serve in the incoming 9th National Assembly.
Aside from Lawan, Senator Danjuma Goje and Senator Abdullahi Adamu have also been mentioned to be vying to become the successor to Senator Bukola Saraki as the next President.