Senate To Probe Alleged Plot Against President By 22 Senators

The Senate is set to probe an alleged plot by 22 northern Senators to frustrate the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The upper legislative chamber has ordered its Committee on Ethics and Privilege to investigate the allegations.

The accusations were contained in report which read:

“Twenty-two northern senators elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform have been identified as teaming up with the opposition to work against President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party.”

“The senators allegedly teamed up with 46 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators in the Red Chamber to pass a confidence vote in the leadership of the Senate under Dr. Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, a PDP senator. Thirty-five APC senators were among the 81 who purportedly endorsed the vote of confidence in the principal officers of the Senate.”

The vote of confidence on Senate President, Bukola Saraki was passed on July 28, 2015, when the Senate resumed from a month-long recess.

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