At the resumption of the National Assembly today, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senators agreed on truce which is centered on putting national issues above politics.
The truce was reached in a closed door meeting which lasted for 20 minutes, shortly after the lawmakers resumed plenary. One of the lawmakers who spoke to The Independent correspondent, said;
“The Senate today (Tuesday) reconvened after about two months recess and immediately went into close session where all members had frank discussions about the future of the Eighth Senate as it goes into its last stage.
“The members agreed to give peace a chance and avoid allowing the Red Chamber of the Federal Legislature to degenerate into an arena of conflict over partisan and personal issues.”
It was further gathered that the APC Senators extracted a promise from the Senate President, that national interest will continue to take precedent over any other consideration in the activities of the Senate.
This is coming after APC senators and the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, threatened to impeach Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu on the excuse that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot head the National Assembly, where APC has the majority lawmakers.
In the plenary which lasted about 30 minutes, Senate President Bukola Saraki also read out the 15 bills passed by the National Assembly, but rejected by President Buhari.