Ndume’s nomination for the Senate President was moved by Adamawa-North Senator-elect, Ishaku Abbo of the Peoples Democratic Party and seconded by Rivers South-East senator-elect Barinada Mpigi.
While accepting his nomination, Ndume urged his colleagues to vote according to their conscience.
Noting that his decision to run was a tough one, Ndume said there was a need for the Senate to be inter-dependent from the executive arm of government.
He maintained that there was a need to make a legal framework for constituency project which usually causes controversy.
The Borno-South Senator said as Senate President, he would ensure the swift passage of the budget and help President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve his agenda for the good of Nigerians.