According to Daily Post, these Senators said they will resist any illegal change of leadership of the Senate following the siege at the National Assembly on Tuesday. Here are names of Senators against the impeachment of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu;
We reported that former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, had accused the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DG – DSS), Lawan Daura and 30 APC senators-led by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, of spearheading a fresh plot to illegally impeach the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
Frank, who raised the alarm in a statement in Abuja Tuesday morning, said the group met last night in Abuja to perfect strategies on how to carry out the plot.
He said that he has reliable information that the meeting was at the instance of Oshiomhole, who is currently mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to accept his proposal of using “crude tactics” to topple Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
He said, according to reliable information emanating from the meeting, the National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the APC, Chief Adeniyi Adebayo, joined Oshiomhole in pushing for the illegality while some APC senators and House of Representatives members at the meeting kicked against the plot, saying any “forceful removal of Saraki without due process will not fly with Nigerians”.
The lawmakers, according to Frank, were said to have further alerted Oshiomhole and the APC leadership that they only have 30 Senators on ground which will fall short of the 73 Senators required to lawfully impeach Saraki.
According to them, while other APC Senators have since travelled out of the country on vacation, a proposal to appoint Senator Lawan from Yobe State as Saraki’s replacement would be a direct violation of the Federal Character Principle since the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara is from Bauchi in the Northeast zone like Lawan.