The Senate may witness a change of leadership if the threat by aggrieved senators from the two main political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to impeach Senate President David Mark for not protecting them in the just concluded party primaries is carried out.
VANGUARD Newspaper reports that, If successful, the plot may see the APC producing the Senate President in addition to the House of Representatives speakership.
This is coming as 168 members of the House of Representatives have endorsed the plan to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan.
Some of the vocal and prominent PDP senators, who had defended the party with every available means whenever the opposition APC senators raised eye-brow over some of President Jonathan’s policies were surprised that both the Senate leadership and the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party could not reciprocate the gesture. Instead the senators were left at the mercy of state governors.
Consequently, the aggrieved senators in both the PDP and APC, who lost return tickets at the various party primaries have decided to move against the Senate leadership for not protecting them during the primaries.
It was gathered that the aggrieved senators were considering replacing Senator Mark with the Senate Minority Leader, George Akume (Benue) or another staunch member of the APC and Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Bukola Saraki (Kwara).
The choice of either Senator Akume or Senator Bukola was to ensure that “the Senate Presidency does not leave the North Central.”