Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upper chamber have declared war against the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), following an alleged forgery of Senate standing by Senate President Bukola Saraki, his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu and some presiding officers of the House.
The Senators who spoke to a popular daily ruled out the possibility of fielding any candidate as a replacement for Ekweremadu, in case the court finds him guilty of the forgery case preferred against him and Saraki.
According to a ranking senator from the South-East geopolitical zone the emergence of Ekweremadu as deputy senate president in the first instance made the opposition senators to play along with the administration of Buhari.
He said, “The emergency of Senators Saraki and Ekweremadu, led to the unity we had experienced in the senate and we have, to the best of our knowledge, tried our best to ensure that we support the government in the interest of the nation.
“This Buhari’s government had, times without number, committed great impeachable offences that we overlooked simply because we wanted the nation to move forward. But now that it is obvious that they prefer war. We are also ready for battle.”
Another PDP senator, who is a new comer from the South-South geopolitical zone, told our correspondent that they were already compiling impeachable offences against Buhari, since he was also bent on creating crisis and causing confusion in the federal parliament.
He said, “What the executive is doing by its actions is to cause confusion and create tension in the country and we are ready for them. It is now glaring that the APC does not mean well for this country.
“For instance, is this type of self-inflicted, self-imposed crisis on the country by Buhari, necessary at this time when the country is facing the worst social, economic and political challenges in its history?
“All hands are expected to be on the deck to halt the free fall of the value of naira against major international currencies, tackle the issue of mono import dependent economy, solve the power problem and resolve the crisis in the Niger Delta”.
Saraki who emerged the President of the Senate against the position of the leadership APC that supported Senator Ahmed Lawan’s candidature is also undergoing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false declaration of assets while he was governor of Kwara State.