Jostle For Automatic Ticket Unsettles APC Senators

Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu

Apparently disturbed by the intrigues surrounding the proposed election budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which may likely decide the fate of their reelection in the 2019 polls, some All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators want their resumption delayed.

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The development, which is evidently culminating in a panic among the APC lawmakers, Transitpress  gathered, might become a clog in the wheel of efforts by the presidency to get the National Assembly to reconvene as early as possible to consider and approve INEC’s budget for the forthcoming general polls.

These set of APC Senators who are said to be having it rough with their state governors are running from pillar to post to ensure that the Red Chamber does not reconvene till after the APC primaries for Senate and House of Representatives have been held and their fate determined.

Dependable sources in the APC caucus in the Senate told our correspondent that the development may work against the speedy consideration of the election budget for INEC and security pending before the National Assembly.

The APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the presidency had reportedly promised the APC lawmakers automatic return ticket as reward for loyalty in the aftermath of the gale of defections that blew across the governing party recently.

Some APC Senators who separately spoke to TRANSITPRESS in confidence over the weekend said they wouldn’t want the upper chamber to reconvene before the APC primaries because they may not have anything with which to bargain for the automatic return tickets they were assured by the party leadership.

They said the body language and certain pronouncements of their state governors are, till this moment, still running in conflict with the position of the presidency and the APC leadership over automatic return tickets as reward for APC Senators that didn’t defect.

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