As the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki battles the Code of Conduct Tribunal which is trying him for alleged false asset declaration, no fewer than 77 Senators are believed to have perfected plans to impeach him.
Information reaching us indicated that the embattled Senate President may be impeached any moment from now by many Senators, including the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, who were initially behind him. The Senate is made up of 109 members..
It was gathered that if after May Day break Saraki refuses to resign, the Senators would go ahead to get him impeached.
Saraki has tried without success to let himself off the hook of the CCT where he faces alleged false declaration of assets.
His support base among his colleagues has diminished in the past three weeks, even when some still talk openly of their resolve to stand by him till the end.
National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, recently told a newspaper that Saraki will not get sympathy from the party in his travails.
Asked if his removal will not provide an opportunity for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to enthrone one of its own as Senate president, Oyegun said the APC would not be bothered by such a scenario playing itself out, but the party is doing everything to ensure the matter does not get to that stage.
A party source said that the Presidency, which has distanced itself from Saraki, has engaged in what he called “harvest.”
According to the source, Buhari’s allies are wooing PDP senators, especially those from the South East and South South, to defect to the APC to shore up numerical strength of the party in the Senate.
The senators, allegedly led by Godswill Akpabio (former Akwa Ibom State governor), were said to have held a meeting with Buhari in the Villa on the night of Wednesday, April 27 and pledged their support for his anti-graft war.
It was earlier reported that Akpabio has formed and championing a new group of G-77 and had vowed to work with Buhari.
“They said they have discovered that Buhari meant well in his anti-corruption war and that they have to support him,” a source disclosed.
Source: News Punch. [myad]