- Saraki says the actions of the APC led to its failure to keep the seat of the deputy senate president within the ruling party
- He denies agreeing to any deal with the PDP for the position of Senate President
- The former Kwara state governor said the signed proclamation by the president made it impossible to move the Senate leadership elections
Senate president Bukola Saraki has blamed the poor preparations by his party All Progressives Congress for the emergence for the emergence of Ike Ekweremadu as the deputy senate president.
Replying to tweets by a follower @irene_achamaja on Monday, May 1, Saraki noted the PDP members were all present for the Senate leadership elections while the APC members were nowhere to be found.
He noted that the story would have been different if APC members had just showed up.
He said this also helped him emerge Senate President because the PDP members have agreed before hand to support him.
The former Kwara state governor however denied that he made any deal with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which had just been voted out of power at the time.
He noted that the elections could not be delayed to wait for members of the APC because the President had signed a proclamation declaring date and time of the senate leadership elections.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com has gathered that the last may not to have been heard about the conflict between the Presidency and the National Assembly over President Buhari’s determination to keep Ibrahim Magu as EFCC boss even after being rejected twice by the Senate.
The upper house of legislature has concluded plans to block confirmation of nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This, the report says, is part of the lawmakers’ strategies for a showdown with the Presidency.
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