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