Abuja - 10 senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have pledged to vote for the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to replace Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President, should Saraki be forced to resign due to his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
10 APC senators who are supporters of the Senate President on Sunday met with their colleagues from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
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During the meeting , the APC senators agreed to join hands with the 50 PDP senators to elect Ekweremadu.
The 10 assured the PDP senators that if Saraki is forced out, they will stand by them to elect Ekweremadu no matter what their party does to persuade them.
The APC senators who signed the deal include two senators from Kwara, one from Kogi, three from Niger, one from Adamawa, one from Sokoto and two senators from Bauchi State.
Source: Daily Trust
- News 24