Pro-Lawan Senators Are Ready To Impeach Saraki

There were indications on Friday that members of the Senate Unity Forum had started wooing senators who are loyal to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, the Punch informs.

It was gathered that the move was part of fresh efforts to change the leadership of the Senate.

According to the Punch, the group comprises senators who were opposed to the emergence of Saraki as senate president.

The SUF members, who contacted the pro-Saraki senators, reportedly hinged their argument on the ongoing trial of the Senate President at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The group might have succeeded in securing the support of 12 pro-Saraki senators, mainly the Peoples Democratic Party members.

The Punch investigation shows that the anti-Saraki group sought the support of the senate president’s loyalists on purpose: the senate president could not be removed without the support of some senators that were sympathetic to him.

At the inauguration of the Senate on June 6, 57 out of 109 senators were reported to have voted for Saraki. However, members of the SUF, who were supporting Senator Ahmed Lawan were at a meeting with the party leaders when the election was held.

Some pro-Lawan supporters was said had allegedly met with some APC leaders on the need to remove Saraki. Reportedly, they started meeting with the leaders shortly after the Senate went on recess.

A member of the group, who asked not to name him in press, claimed that series of meetings had been held with APC leaders like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Chief Bisi Akande.

A member of the group from the South-West geopolitical zone, who also craved anonymity, confirmed that the SUF members had started reaching out to their colleagues who had joined the camp of Saraki.

Further checks revealed that some of the APC leaders who met with the SUF members had asked the anti-Saraki senators to work on some influential PDP senators who could get their colleagues to support their course. Details on the Punch.