See How Saraki Escapes Impeachment From Fellow Lawmakers As Senate President
The senators representing Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, have dropped plans to remove Bukola Saraki as president of the Senate,Naija News Understands.
Mr Saraki defected to the opposition PDP whose presidential ticket he sought but lost. Many other senators and members of the House of Representatives also defected from the APC.
APC SENATORS DROP PLAN TO REMOVE SARAKI AS SENATE PRESIDENT
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Since Mr Saraki’s defection, the APC leadership and some of its senators called on Mr Saraki to resign as senate president or be removed from office. APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was particularly vociferous in his threat to ensure Mr Saraki is removed if he does not resign.
Mr Saraki, however, vowed to remain in office saying he enjoys the support of majority of senators.
Indication that the APC senators had backtracked on the plot to remove Mr Saraki first surfaced on Tuesday when the Senate resumed from a 10 weeks recess. The lawmakers went into a closed-door session where it was reportedly agreed that the Senate should avoid any controversy at this time.
The Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe), however, made a formal announcement yesterday after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.