This decision was reached after extensive consultations with critical stakeholders.
The PDP stakeholders had met the previous night at the Rivers Governor’s lodge, Asokoro and thereafter moved to Bayelsa Governor’s lodge in Maitama, where the PDP Governors’ Forum met with members-elect of the National Assembly.
The stakeholders with the National Working Committee and Board of Trustees of the party, after a brief meeting at Maitama also held another closed door meeting in Apo legislative quarters, residence of the deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
The meetings which lasted into early hours of Tuesday, produced Ndume as Senate President candidate and Bago as Speakership candidate of PDP.
Both Ndume and Bago are of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and strong contenders.
In a statement issued at 1:30am on Tuesday by its National Secretary, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, the final resolution of the party was communicated.
“All senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP are to be guided accordingly,” the party said.