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Saraki loyalists reject Lawan, Akume as Senate leaders

22 June 2015, 14:58

Abuja - Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and leaders of the party, who are billed to meet with the party’s senators on Monday are in for a hard time as senators loyal to the Senate President Bukola Saraki have vowed to resist any attempt to impose Senators Ahmed Lawan and George Akume as the Senate leader and deputy, respectively, reports Punch.

Monday’s meeting, which is coming a day before the Senate resumes on Tuesday, is expected to broker a truce among the warring factions in the Senate.

Also read: APC rejects Saraki, Dogara

Saraki’s loyalists have declared that the plans by the leadership of the APC to fill the remaining four principal-officer positions with ranking members of the other faction will be resisted.

The APC senators are currently divided into two camps; Senate Unity Forum and the Like Minds.

The Unity Forum led by Lawan, who lost out to Saraki, is believed to have the backing of the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.

Read more at Punch.

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