Saraki has been under pressure to step down as Senate President, since he defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC.
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, had asked senators of the ruling party to remove the senate president.
“Saraki will not be the first to be impeached and I doubt if he is going to be the last but definitely he will be impeached according to law and according to the democratic norms. The only way Senator Saraki can avoid impeachment is for him to do what is honourable by stepping down,” Oshimohole had said when the national assembly was on recess.
However, when the senators resumed today, they held a closed-door session. Sources told TheCable that the issue of calming frayed nerves was the major agenda of the meeting they had.
A legislative source said despite the provocation over the defection of the senate president, the lawmakers agreed to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance.
“The senators have seen that the APC is not even fair to them… Frank discussions about the future of the eighth senate as it goes into its last stage held at the closed-door session,” the source said.
“They agreed that nothing would distract them till the end of their tenure.”
Another source said that Saraki promised the APC caucus that national interest would be paramount in the dealings of the senate.
“Following their closed-door meeting, the senators agreed not to allow external forces to cause disaffection or disturbance within the legislative arm of government,” the source said.