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Report: Senate reaches truce; Saraki to stay on as leader

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Report: Senate reaches truce; Saraki to stay on as leader

The Senate yesterday reportedly reached a truce which would allow Bukola Saraki to continue as Senate President. This update comes against a backdrop of tension and anxiety due to the Senate President’s defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The APC still remains the majority party in the senate, so ordinarily Saraki should no longer remain as president. However, he commands loyalty from even senators in his former party, the APC, that moving for his impeachment may not get the needed numbers. When senators resumed yesterday, they entered into a closed door session where they agreed to preserve the dignity of its leadership and retain the Kwara politician as senate president.

According to the VANGUARD, “the APC Caucus leadership also extracted a promise from the Senate President that national interest will continue to take precedence over any other consideration in the activities of the Senate.” The senate reached an agreement to let peace reign during the remaining days of their legislative activities in the 8th Senate.

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