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PDP denies supporting Saraki’s emergence as Senate President

30 October 2015, 13:14

Abuja - Senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have denied supporting the emergence of Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate, reports Eagle Online.

The senators said the luck Saraki had was that he was returned unopposed as Senate President.

Also read: PDP senators threaten Saraki over Amaechi's confirmation

Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minority Leader of Senate, who spoke on behalf of other PDP senators, said they had no choice since Saraki was the only one nominated by his party during the inauguration of the 8th Assembly on June 9.

Akpabio, who spoke shortly after the PDP senators staged a walkout during the confirmation of the former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi as a minister on Thursday, said they took the decision not to partake in the exercise because they did not want to participate in illegality.

Saraki was elected by 57 senators, made up of 49 PDP senators.

There were speculations that the former Kwara State governor struck a deal with the PDP, which led to the emergence of a PDP senator as Deputy Senate President.

Read more at Eagle Online.

- News 24


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