Senate Presidency: APC Shops For Saraki’s Replacement, Considers Akume, Remi Tinubu

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The All Progressives Congress, APC may have agreed to replace the embattled Senate president, Bukola Saraki, who is currently standing trial before Code of Conduct Tribunal over false assets declaration, with either former senate leader, George Akume, wife of the national leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, Senator Remi Tinubu or two other ranking senators from the South West zone. National Mirror reports.

Multiple sources have squealed that barring any last minute change of plan, Saraki may be asked to resign or if he refused, may be impeached on moral ground to concentrate on his trial.

A reliable source furthermore explained that, though Saraki and Dogara jettisoned APC’s, earlier zoning of National Assembly principal officers which favoured the north which has both the Senate President and Speaker but that under the new power sharing deal, South West zone may produce the senate president.

saraki-n-akumeThis new deal has shutout South-East and South-South from reckoning as there are no APC senators from these zones.

The ruling party is considering former minority leader in the 7th Senate and former governor of Benue state, Senator George Akume and the wife to the national leader of the party, Senator Remi Tinubu as likely replacement for Saraki. Also being considered are two ranking senators from the South-West zone.

Meanwhile, one of the anti-Saraki’s groups, Northern Ethnic Nationalities Unity Congress, NENUC, had called on the senate president to resign or face impeachment over CCT 13 count charges against him

Recall, Saraki appeared before the tribunal on Tuesday, September 22, where 13-count charge was read to him. He pleaded not guilty to all the counts.



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