An attempt by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to elect a consensus candidate for the post of Senate President at a retreat organised for Senators-elect in Abuja was frustrated on Saturday as two factions emerged from the camp, endorsing two separate candidates.

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The party leadership had planned to conduct a primary election for the 59 senators elected on the ticket of the party in order to produce a consensus candidate that would emerge as the next Senate President during the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly in June.

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