NASS Setback for APC as Senators Move to ‘Reconcile’ with Saraki

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) must be at its wits’ end after its plot to oust Senate President Bukola Saraki appears to have fallen flat.

At the resumption of legislative duties today, senators were reportedly more interested in sheathing their swords and restoring peace to the upper legislative chamber than proceeding with the toxic division of the past months.

Saraki has been under pressure to step down since he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC, with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC insisting he must be impeached.

But when senators resumed on Tuesday, they went into a closed-door session where the issue of calming frayed nerves was the major agenda of the meeting TheCable writes.

“The senators have seen that the APC is not even fair to them… Frank discussions about the future of the eighth senate as it goes into its last stage held at the closed-door session,” the source said.

“They agreed that nothing would distract them till the end of their tenure.”

Another source said the leadership of the APC caucus in the upper legislative chamber got a promise from Saraki that national interest would be paramount in the dealings of the senate.

“Following their closed-door meeting, the senators agreed not to allow external forces to cause disaffection or disturbance within the legislative arm of government,” the source said.

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