*Only three more seats are required to actualise plan
*Buhari’s Change is antithetical to NASS agenda
By Olajide Fashikun
With the return of the trial of sitting Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) there are plans by opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over the Senate leadership as a token of humiliation for the ruing APC.
Authoritative sources disclosed to www.gongnews.net that, all the PDP needs are just three more members. “this will spell doom for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, pointing out that the opposition party only needs three senators to become the majority in the Senate.”
“What transpired during the election of the Senate President last June should be an eye-opener. We shall ridicule the President and his party,” said our source, a ranking Senator.
According to him, “You can imagine what will happen if the PDP takes over the Senate. What happened during the election of Saraki in June, last year, is supposed to be an eye opener. Certainly, there will be problems for Buhari’s government if the PDP takes over the Senate.
“If Saraki finally resigns or is found guilty, who takes over? Is it not Ekweremadu? We can only dismiss the possibilities of PDP’s taking over at our own risk. The PDP requires only three senators to form the majority. It is easier for them because the Saraki diehards in the APC will support them.
“Where the pendulum of some former governors in the Senate will swing to is clear, going by their antecedents. Many of them also criminal trials at various stages. This should worry any believer in Buhari’s change agenda. The progressive policies of the president, which require the lawmakers’ nod will also be jeopardised.”
“The unpopular buying of luxury cars for lawmakers, the controversial amendments of the Code of Conduct Bureau laws, the budget debacle are pointers to the fact that it will get worse if eventually the PDP takes over the Senate. We are not ruling out impeachment.