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APC Senators Considers Moves To Force Out Bukola Saraki

Members of the All Progressives Congress in the Senate rose from a marathon meeting on Wednesday, and got sharply divided over the move to force Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign, based on some of the revelations from his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

It was learnt that while a section of the senators who attended a meeting held at the Asokoro residence of Senator Magartarkada Wammako, were insisting that a resolution for Saraki’s resignation be passed across to him, others said to be his loyalists opposed the action.

A member of the Senate Unity Forum said most of them were of the view that Saraki should save the image of the Senate by resigning, based on the embarrassing revelations made against him.

He told Punch that, “The image of the Senate is definitely being dragged in the mud as its presiding officer is put in the dock while revelations of how he allegedly mismanaged the funds of his state were being exposed in public glare.

“That is why we asked him to step aside so that he would be able to face his trial and if he is vindicated, he could return to his seat. We believe that is better, compared to a situation where he would be sitting in the dock as the Senate President.”

But some Saraki's loyal senators, after the meeting, declared that they would protect the seat of the Senate President, currently occupied by Saraki, with the last blood in their veins.

They said they would stand firmly behind Saraki and ensure his Senate presidency seat is protected.

The senator representing Kwara South senatorial district, Rafiu Ibrahim, told journalists after the meeting that the believe Saraki’s trial was a “mere persecution” and an attempt to tarnish his image.

But some APC wondered if they were the ones who told Saraki to hide some of his assets as revealed.

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