Ndume was replaced with Ahmed Lawan last week by the APC caucus.
Odigie-Oyegun, who made this statement when he received the new leader, Lawan at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, said he was happy that the long-standing rift among party members had been settled.
“We all regret that it took so long for us to arrive at the position we are today. What is important is that it has finally happened. What is important is that the APC caucus in the Senate is now a one united body,” said Odigie-Oyegun.
Speaking earlier, Lawan stated that his election as the new Senate Leader was a clear demonstration of the supremacy of his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said there was now no excuse for the party’s caucus in the Senate not to perform, considering the fact the leadership tussle has been settled.
According to him, “Last Tuesday marked the day our colleagues from the APC Senate caucus decided to do what the party wanted in recognition of the party supremacy, not only to restore stability in the Senate caucus but to the highest level of the party and of course, stability in our polity and government.”
He further assured the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, of the end of factionalization of the Senate.
“Mr Chairman, at some point, we were divided but right now, I am the Senate Leader and we no longer have the ‘Like Minds’ or ‘Unity Group,’ we have become a united APC caucus.”