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Senate Presidency: New PDP Members warn against marginalization and imposition
Senate President David Mark

Senate Presidency: New PDP Members warn against marginalization and imposition

Members of a faction of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) who left to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) have warned against being marginalized as the incoming government at both the Executive and Legislative levels take shape.

Popularly called the New PDP, the members are laying claim to top positions in the APC-led government, stressing that they played a very major role in the victory of the party at the last polls.

According to an insider, the group stated that since the CPP bloc of the party had taken the President’s position in the person of General Muhammadu Buhari and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has taken the Vice Presidency, the new PDP bloc said it is only justiciable for it to get the Senate Presidency.

Senator Bukola Saraki

Senator Bukola Saraki

Our source revealed that though the APC had zoned the Senate Presidency slot to the North Central, some powers within the party are trying to impose their candidates against the wishes of majority of party members.

Senator George Akume

Senator George Akume

Our source further stated that the APC will be shooting itself in the foot and towing the destructive line of the erstwhile behemoth PDP if it does not allow the democratic process to run its full course.

The New PDP Bloc stated they have been very committed to the APC cause since the journey to the polls began, and it is only right that every bloc is treated with respect and fairness

So far the names that have been mentioned for the Number 3 job in the federation include: Senator George Akume, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senator Bukola Saraki and current Senate President David Mark (who is rallying some APC Senators to join their PDP colleagues to cause a major upset)

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