- PDP senators in the Senate have drummed supports for Bukola Saraki over APC's call for his impeachment
- The senators had on Tuesday, August 7, signed a document passing a vote of confidence on the Senate president
- APC, however, won senatorial elections held in Kastina and Bauchi on Saturday, August 11
Forty-nine senators have written Senate President Bukola Saraki, expressing their support to his leadership as the number three citizen of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Daily Trust reports that the 49 senators who are members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had last week signed a document passing a vote of confidence on the Senate president.
NAIJ.com gathered that their last week’s action came immediately after the siege laid on the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Security (DSS).
As a follow up to their action, the 49 senators wrote a letter to Saraki, assuring him that no impeachment against him would succeed since the remaining sixty senators do not form the two-thirds constitutional requirement to remove him.
According to Daily Trust, Saraki’s special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, confirmed the development via telephone on Sunday, August 12, but could not give details of the letter.
It was gatahered that there are currently 54 APC senators, and 49 PDP senators while there are other two; one each from the All Progressives Grand Alliance ( APGA) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
There are two vacant seats from Katsina and Bauchi states, which had been won by APC candidates in the Saturday, August 11, by-elections conducted in the two states, but the winners are yet to be sworn in in due course.
It would also be recalled that one APC senator from Plateau state, Joshua Dariye, was recently sentenced to prison. Although he was said to have appealed the judgment, he has been out of the Senate ever since.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) on Sunday night, August 12, vowed to physically take over the National Assembly complex if Senate President Bukola Saraki does not resign from office.
The coordinator of the group, Danladi Fasali, disclosed the group’s plan while speaking during the inauguration of the Ogun state secretariat of the Buhari Support Group.
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