- APC senator and spokesperson of Senate Unity Forum (SUF) has called on Deputy Senate President to decamp to All Peoples Congress (APC
- The senator said the only seat remaining for the APC to clinch is Deputy Senate President’s position
The spokesperson of the Senate Unity Forum (SUF), a forum that canvassed for Lawan’s Presidency, Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara) has advised the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu to decamp to the APC.
Marafa who said the emergence of Lawan has ended the storm in the Senate said the only seat remaining for the APC to clinch is the Deputy Senate President's position.
Marafa said: “I am using this medium to call on Ekweremadu to simply decamp. Section 68(G) of the 1999 Constitution captures this. Thank God the rift between Makarfi and Sheriff’s faction has made this possible. The sitting arrangement at Senate is between majority and Minority. The party position has been fully implemented. We have forgiven Bala Ibn Na’Allah.”
Meanwhile, Senator Ike Ekweremadu earlier this week warned that a military action in Gambia, following that country’s presidential election, could plunge the country into bloodletting and threaten the peace of the sub-region.
Ekweremadu, who is a former speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, urged the ECOWAS heads of state as well as the international community to explore dialogue and to allow Gambian laws to prevail as a sovereign nation.
He called for sanctions to be considered in line with the traditions and relevant Protocols of ECOWAS in the event that dialogue and judicial options fail to resolve the Gambia crisis.