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CCT Trial: Saraki Pencils Two Replacements As He Sets To Resign, Ekweremadu Name Missing

Adetunji Oluwatosin.
Following yesterday’s commencement of his trial over false assets declaration when he was governor of Kwara State, the 8th Assembly Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki may be resigning from his position any moment from now.
 
In order not to be humiliated as the Senate president, some senators including those who had vowed to remain with him to the end of his trial at the anti-graft court, yesterday, asked the Senate President to consider the resignation option so as to save the face of the Senate.
 
It was revealed that the option was thrown to him at a special meeting held by a group of some loyal senators, who followed him to his Maitama home, shortly after the end of yesterday’s trial at the court. As Saraki is considering resigning from the throne of power, senators of the ruling party, APC, appeared to be at loggerheads with their counterparts in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over who to succeed the Senate President.
 
While the APC senators are insisting on producing Saraki’s successor, those of the PDP are favourably disposed to anointing one of their own, a development that has further polarized the Red Chamber.
A PDP senator, who spoke to Vanguard late yesterday on the condition of anonymity, said Saraki was given the option of resigning basically to save the institution of the legislature. ”I can confirm to you that at a special meeting held yesterday, we asked the Senate President to consider the option of resignation.
 
“We believe that doing so would preserve the institution of the Senate, “he said, refusing to speak further. Asked whether the Senate President was considering the resignation option, the lawmaker said ‘” this was just thrown at him this evening. We believe that he would do the right thing.

Meanwhile, names of Senators Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West (APC) and Suleiman Adokwe of the PDP were being touted as possible replacements of the Senate President at the time of filing this report.

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