One of the major contenders for the position of the Senate President in the incoming ninth National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has insisted he will not step down for Senator Ahmad Lawan.
Ndume, speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, reiterated his resolve to contest on the floor of the Senate on June 11.
He also said he had no reason to visit President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Lawan is the favoured candidate of President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ndume said, “Nobody has invited me to the Villa. There won’t because of it.
“My quest to contest the Senate President election Insha Allah on Tuesday next week stands.”
Another frontrunner, Senator Danjuma Goje, has withdrawn from the race to become the Senate President in the ninth National Assembly.