- Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says PDP senators will oppose any illegal attempt to remove Senate president Bukola Saraki
- APC, PDP senators draw battle lines as National Assembly reconvenes
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are not fighting for Senate president Bukola Saraki, but are against any undemocratic attempt at impeaching the Senate leader.
The senator representing Bayelsa east district at the National Assembly, in a tweet on Saturday, August 11, advised the APC to resort to legal mean of impeaching Saraki if the party desired to do so.
He however noted that PDP senators will oppose any forceful, illegal and undemocratic attempt to remove the Senate president.
Meanwhile, strong indications have emerged that the APC senators and their PDP counterparts are heading for a showdown as the National Assembly reconvenes on Tuesday, August 14.
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According to Saturday Punch, the bone of contention bordered on what should be discussed at the plenary on Tuesday, August 14.
NAIJ.com gathered that the senators, who are loyal to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, were insisting that the only agenda would be the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s budget for the 2019 elections.
The anti-Saraki lawmakers on the other hand, said nothing was sacrosanct, adding that they could raise the issue of the leadership of the Senate.
Following the defection of the Senate president and 13 other senators from the APC to the PDP, the ruling party had called on Saraki to resign.
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