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No plans to replace Saraki-Senators

No plans to replace Saraki-Senators

Some members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly have reiterated their support for the embattled Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, insisting that there are no plans to replace him.

Saraki will on Friday, March 11, continue his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for 13 counts of alleged false declaration of assets.

The senators, in a joint statement signed by 6 senators, said there was absolutely no need for the Senate to shop for a new leader as opposed to the reports making its round.

The senators said they had an overwhelming majority of their colleagues who remained solid and unshakeable in their support for the Senate President.

Those who signed the statement were the Chairmen Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, APC, Kwara South; Committee on Niger Delta, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, PDP, Delta North; Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, APC, Niger North; Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, APC, Bauchi Central; Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, PDP, Imo East and Committee on Health( Secondary), Senator Lanre Tejuoso, APC, Ogun Central.

The senators, who were apparently reacting to a news story published by a national newspaper, said there was no truth about claims that some senators were discussing or thinking about Saraki’s successor because there was no basis for that.

According to them, it became necessary to issue the statement after consulting with their colleagues who said they have been bombarded with calls from their constituents demanding to know the veracity of the claims contained in the news report.

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