Following the Tuesday morning siege on the homes of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, reports have emerged that a plot is being ‘cooked up’ in the national assembly to impeach them.
Saraki is rumoured to have concluded his defection plans from the ruling All Progressives Congress sometime this week, a move that would leave the leadership of the Senate in the hands of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
“There is a plan for rival Senate group to sit and elect new principal officers today,” a source told Guardian.
Saraki’s nPDP caucus of the APC last month accused the APC of failing to honor its campaign promises, tagging the party as deceitful. The group has since cut ties with the APC.
Saraki on his part has been having a running battle with a power bloc in the party. This culminated in him being invited by the Nigerian police in June after it claimed that members of a robbery gang that attacked six banks and killed 33 persons in Offa, Kwara, confessed to have a “direct link” to the Senate president.
Saraki denied any wrongdoing. He was again invited late Monday night to appear at Guzape Police Station on Tuesday morning.
PoliticsNGR will keep monitoring events as they unfold.