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Senate probes reports APC legislators working against Buhari

30 July 2015, 21:38

Abuja - The Senate has commenced investigations into reports suggesting more than 22 Senators from the Northern part of the country were working against President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the problems around the leadership of the House.

The Nations Newspaper carried the allegations.

The report alleged the senators teamed up with 46 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators in the upper chamber to pass a confidence vote in the leadership of the Senate under Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, a PDP senator.

Senate President, Saraki, appealed to the upper chamber of the National Assembly to look into the newspaper publication to avoid intensifying the leadership crisis that confront the Senate after it inauguration in June 9.

Also read: Tinubu moves against Saraki over Senate Presidency

The Senate President also referred the matter to the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges which is export to report back in one week.

The newspaper listed the senators as Samuel Anyanwu, Abdul Nyako, Isah Hamma Misau, Kabiru Gaya, Adamu Aliero, Abdullahi Adamu, David Umaru, Ahmed Rufa¹I Sani, Tijjani Yahaya Kaura, Ahmadu Abubakar and Malam Wakili.

Others are Abubakar Kyari, Sabo Mohammed, Dino Melaye, Abdulrahman Abubakar, Binta Masi Garba, Mohammed Goje, Muhammad Shitu, Salihu Egye and Aliyu Abdullahi.

The senators have been accused of working against the party on which platform they were got elected into the National Assembly.

Thirty-five APC senators were among the 81 who purportedly endorsed the vote of confidence in the principal officers of the Senate. ­

- CAJ News


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