APC vs PDP: Oshiomhole, Govs, Senators lead fresh war against Saraki, Ekweremadu
All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators, Monday night, met with the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, in Abuja.
DAILY POST had exclusively reported that the 8pmmeeting was called by Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan(APC – Yobe).
Lawan sent a text message around 1pm to those expected to attend the parley.
The agenda was on sacking Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu from office.
No fewer than 30 private, and mostly tinted vehicles, dropped off the lawmakers at the venue – a house in Aso Drive, Abuja.
The same location was where the APC lawmakers converged hours after last Tuesday’s seige at the National Assembly.
The first Senator to arrive at about 7:49pm was Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who was driven in a Toyota Prado SUV with a covered plate number.
Senator Lanre Tejuoso arrived in a Toyota Tundra truck at 8:03pm, while Senator Yayi Adeola arrived in a Sequoia SUV at around 8:15pm.
An aide to a lawmaker backing the Senate leadership told DAILY POST on Tuesday that although the meeting was deadlocked, there were talks of going on with the impeachment plot even if it falls short of the required two-thirds.
He said: “The meeting was renewed onslaught, they are ready to achieve this illegality by hook or crook.
“The plan is to impeach Saraki and Ekweremadu by any means and whatever objection that would be raised concerning whether or not such removal was illegal would be argued in court.
“Already, the national chairman has brought four state governors on board – two from North-west, one each from North-central and South-west.
“They are to work with the Senators, take care of funding and also convince some others still sitting on the fence to join the project”.
Oshiomhole had on Friday vowed that the party will work for Saraki’s impeachment “in accordance with the law”.
Meanwhile, 49 Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have written to Saraki, informing him of their vote of confidence in his leadership.
However, Mike Ozekhome SAN, a human right activist, has warned the APC against disrespecting the constitution.
The constitutional lawyer noted that the “1999 Constitution requires at least 73 senators” to impeach a sitting Senate President.