Naija News Live understands that the forum and 5 different groups in the North East referred to as on the previous Jigawa state governor to vie for the position after they held an emergency assembly at Zaranda Resort, Bauchi, on Wednesday.
It was realized that the North East Elders Mobilisation Forum, All Progressive Congress National Youth Caucus, Borno Discussion Circle, Gombe Political Associations and North East Youth Consciousness for Good Governance make up the 5 other teams.
However these teams said after an intensive evaluation of the three contenders for the Senate Presidency from the North East, Goje, who head the Senate Appropriations Committee, should man the position.
To this end, they wrote a letter dated April 17 to the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on their endorsement of Goje.
The Amalgamated Youths from the North-East had on 4 April known as on Senator Goje to publicly declare his intention to run for the 9th Senate Presidency.
Led by one Bello Ambo from Bauchi state, the group thronged the entrance of the National Assembly with banners carrying totally different inscriptions asking Goje to declare for the position.