The trouble in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, might just be the beginning as 10 in-house Senators have vowed to go rogue and vote for the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party if Saraki eventually resigns from his office in view of the ongoing trial at the code of Conduct Tribunal.
It would be recalled that there were pressures from different quarters seeking the resignation of Saraki who is the number three man in the Federal Republic of Nigeria over false declaration of assets.
The Senators involved in the deal were two Senators from Kwara, one from Kogi, three from Niger, one from Adamawa, one from Sokoto and two senators from Bauchi State.
The 10 Senators according to The Sun, said once Saraki ois forced to resign, they will vote their colleague from the PDP to elect Ekweremadu “no matter what their party does to persuade them,” adding that they would refuse all persuasions even from President Muhammadu Buhari.
They stated the reason for the action to be that the ongoing trial of Saraki at the CCTV has a political undertone.
Meanwhile, the report of the deal endorsed by the Senators was denied by Ekweremadu’s media aide, Alhaji Ismail Omipidan.
Omipidan said, “And if there is no such bid, there cannot be any such pact. It’s another hot lie from the pit of hell in the series of futile attempts to divide and rule the Senate, inject bad blood, and polarize the solid support and solidarity, which the Senate President enjoys among his colleagues. Why are some people trying to bury a man who is not dead?
“The Senate President is having his day at the CCT and we have no doubt that the truth will prevail. There should be a limit to propaganda, unless we have tacitly reversed the age-long tenet of justice in a democracy from innocence until proven guilty to guilty until proven innocent. Peddlers of such blatant lies are, therefore, authors of confusion and instability and must not be taken seriously,” he said.