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49 PDP Senators withdraw support for President Buhari


The Deputy Minority leader of the Senate, Senator Emmanuel Bawcha has announced that 49 Senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have withdrawn their support for President Buhari.

Bawcha said this on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the Senate chambers.

This is as a result of the fresh forgery charges which the Federal Government filed against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

You will recall that the 49 PDP Senators declared their support for Buhari in August 2015.

Reports also say the PDP Senators frowned at the freezing of the Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose’s account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, June 20, 2016.

Bawcha  said “We condemn the plot to remove the senate president and his deputy through illegal means.

“We will no longer cooperate with the APC government until they cease their belligerent acts.”

Adding that “The freezing of account of Ekiti state governor is a clear political witch-hunt.

“We wish the government to act with caution and desist from acts of lawlessness.”

Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu were accused of forging the Senate standing rules to pave way for their emergence as leaders of the Senate.


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