The major contestant of the Senate Presidency of the 9th Senate against Lawal, Danjuma Goje has withdrawn from the race.
He has also endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan, the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress leadership for the job.
This followed a meeting both Senators held with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja.
The outcome of the meeting was confirmed by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai to State House Correspondents.
Goje on his bastion for the withdrawal said he deferred to the wish of the party and the President.
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