APC CRISES: Pro-Saraki Senators Reject Lawan, Akume as Senate Leaders

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APC crisis has worsened as Senators loyal to Senate President, Bukola Saraki has vowed to resist alleged moves by the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other party chieftains to impose Senators Ahmad Lawan and George Akume as the Senate leader and deputy, respectively.

Senators Ahmed Sani-Yerima and Danjuma Goje specifically declared that the plans to fill the remaining four principal-officer positions with ranking members of the Senate Unity Forum was totally unacceptable.

Reports say the APC leadership had allegedly been perfecting an arrangement which would see Lawan emerging as the Senate leader and Senator George Akume as his deputy.

The pro-Lawan group, which has the backing of Tinubu, was also said to have picked Professor Olusola Adeyeye (Osun) as the Senate Chief Whip, while Senator Abu Ibrahim from Katsina State would be his deputy.

But Senator Sani-Yerima, a former Senate Deputy Minority Leader, and Goje, a former governor of Gombe State, insisted that the pro-Saraki Like Minds senators would resist imposition of principal officers on the chamber.

“As far as I’m concerned, the party cannot impose leadership on us. It is unconstitutional and against the rules of the Senate," Sen. Yerima said.

“The Senate Majority Leader; Deputy Majority Leader; Senate Chief Whip; Deputy Chief Whip were elected by their zonal caucuses in the Seventh Senate and the case of the Eighth Senate cannot be different.

“The best thing the party can do, given the circumstances, is to give us directives. Any attempt to impose will be resisted and this will further divide the party.”

He also, insisted that the party must follow due process, stressing that the Senate Presidency of Senator Bukola Saraki was committed to protecting the interests of President Muhammadu Buhari.

-- Stylecool (m) at 21-06-2015 04:57PM
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Has change come? Wasted generation
-- kelemann (m) at 21-06-2015 05:16PM
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Apc wahala is too much. They should not allow their internal problem ruin our country ooo.
-- Anny01 (m) at 21-06-2015 05:27PM
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This smells like fresh shit and the sound is louder than that of a sound-track.
-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 21-06-2015 05:38PM
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wasted generation
-- Ennyolalekan (m) at 21-06-2015 06:31PM
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How I wish
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-- climax_man (m) at 21-06-2015 10:32PM
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Is dis d normal way to start d new govt?
-- gwagwa12 (m) at 21-06-2015 11:12PM
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Nonsense generation. ..Mtchew
-- royalsam450 (m) at 21-06-2015 11:18PM
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See change
-- ignis99 (m) at 22-06-2015 08:32AM
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How can one man be a lord over Nigeria and Nigerian governance.Its no longer democracy and we must resist that stupidity.
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Nawao oh my people
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Na dia wahala
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