Senate PDP Caucus Reiterate Support For Mark, Ekweremadu, Other Principal Officers

 SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK (L), WITH THE DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT IKE EKWEREMADU

SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK (L), WITH THE DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT IKE EKWEREMADU

Following speculations that the crisis in the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, could consume the leadership of the Senate as it resumes from recess today, the PDP caucus held a meeting last night where it was agreed that the principal officers would remain in office despite the threat posed by the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led “New PDP.”

About 45 out of the 55 PDP Senators last night resolved not to tamper with the leadership.

Ten others were unavoidably absent as they were still enjoying their vacation abroad.

There were genuine fears that with 22 Senators in the New PDP joining forces with the opposition, the principal officers of the Senate, including Senate President, David Mark, might be asked to give way for a new leadership.

But the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, who read the resolution of the caucus last night, said, “The Senate will remain united and alive to its responsibility of stabilizing the polity.

“That the PDP is the biggest party in Nigeria; its problems would have consequences on the polity.

“That the Senate must remain available to stabilize the nation as it has always done. The Senate is not a Senate of parties but the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Other parties have had their problems in the past but such problems have never been imported into the Senate.

“That the leadership has our support and we will continue to provide the required support to navigate the situation till it becomes normal.

“The Senate has a historical place in time of crisis in our nation and it will continue to perform this role because the Senate is conscious of the need for the nation to remain stable and united.”

 

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