Abuja - Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of Unity Forum, have finally come to terms with the reality that Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the Deputy Senate President of the 8th assembly.
The APC senators on Wednesday failed to make good their threat to boycott all Senate sessions presided over by Ekweremadu, reports Premium Times.
Ekweremadu presided over the Senate session on Wednesday because the Senate President, Bukola Saraki had gone to Ikenne, Ogun state, in company of few other senators, to attend the burial rites of late H. I. D. Awolowo, who was buried on Wednesday.
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The first time Ekweremadu presided over the plenary for Saraki, who attended the inauguration of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC senators boycotted the Senate chambers in protest against Ekweremadu.
The APC senators after storming out of the Senate chamber vowed not to attend any plenary session presided by Ekweremadu.
But on Wednesday, the APC senators stayed put till the end of plenary despite their threat.
All the frontline members of the Unity Forum attended the session.
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- News 24