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BREAKING: Imo North Senator-elect Ndubueze Joins Senate Presidency Race

Engr. Patrick C. Ndubueze, who was recently elected as Senator from Imo North Senatorial District, has announced his candidacy for the position of Senate President ahead of the 10th Assembly inauguration.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Ndubueze has officially informed the APC National Working Committee (NWC) and all the 109 Senators-elect across the country, seeking their support to achieve his vision.

Ndubueze, a seasoned politician from Imo state, has been involved in politics since 1992 when he was first elected as a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Okigwe Federal Constituency.

In a notification letter to the party, which was seen by journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Ndubueze expressed his gratitude to the APC leadership for their support in his emergence as the Senatorial candidate for the All Progressives Congress in Imo North Senatorial District.

In the letter, Ndubueze highlighted the importance of the Nigerian Senate as a symbol of national democratic progress, noting its capacity to rise and meet the expectations of Nigerians across the country.

The statement reads: “Now, in respect of current realities in this time which requires sensitive leadership in the Senate in the moulds of: A focused Leadership, A Leadership that is people’s centric and A calm and supportive Leadership.

“Having been persuaded of my track record as a ranking legislator, a politician of more than 35 years standing and a personal character that had stood the test of time for integrity and commitment to the people, I, Engr. Patrick Ndubueze, being a ranking member of the National Assembly, do desire to offer myself to contest the office of the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly strongly believing in my capacity to stand in the roles of the leadership required at this time.

“Sir, I trust that you will bless my aspiration as declared with your active support through appropriate counseling, advices and networking, to ensure that this noble cause sees the light of the day!

“While, I await your kind acceptance of my declaration of intention, sir, please, accept, the assurances of my esteemed regards.”

“Distinguished Senator, over the last 32 years, I have remained committed to the good cause of the Nigerian project. And had always been persuaded that our sovereign advancement inclusive of the desired progressions of millions of Nigerians is better enabled through the instrumentality of appropriately engineered legislations which are superintended by a knowledgeable and motivated political head of the National Assembly who is equipped for thoroughness, moderation and a vision-driven compassion.

“It is for these reasons, and their fulfilment, Distinguished Senator, that I have decided to declare my intention to contest the office of the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I do not treat this declaration lightly, Distinguished Senator. I, indeed, have been on a consultation frenzy with critical stakeholders across the length and breadth of our country to positive acclaim.

“This letter to your good self is in continuation of the consultation I had embarked upon, by which, I am of the hope that you will avail me a time to physically meet with you, even as I now canvass for your support and advice as we head to the day of the election of the principal officers of the National Assembly.

“While thanking you, profusely, for the opportunity of this engagement, Distinguished Senator, please accept my highest regards for your good self.”

However, he faces stiff competition in the race for the Senate President position. Other notable aspirants include Senator Godswill Akpabio, reportedly backed by President-elect Bola Tinubu, Senators Orji Uzor Kalu, Sani Musa, and Abdulaziz Yari.

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