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“PDP senators will defend Saraki, Ekweremadu”

AS the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) struggles to come to terms with the emergence of Senators Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as Senate President and Deputy Senate President respectively, against its will, an opposition Peoples Democratic Party senator, Clifford Odia, has boasted that PDP and its members in the upper chamber will protect the leadership of Senate to the end of the ongoing dispensation.

To this end, Odia, who is representing Edo Central Senatorial District in the Red Chamber has warned the leadership of the APC, to steer clear of the affairs of the National Assembly, saying attempt by the party to dabble into the matters of the legislature would be strongly resisted by his party and its members.

He also boasted that no amount of conspiracy by leaders of the party to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, will scale through the 8th Senate.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja,he insisted that the present leadership in the National Assembly has come to stay, saying the leaders of APC must realize that the National Assembly was an institution with representatives of different political parties.

The senator was reacting to recent statement credited to former Kano State governor and senator representing Kano Central, Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso and other aggrieved interest groups that the emergence of the two leaders was faulty.

The legislator, who noted that the emergence of the two principal leaders in the Senate was divine, reminded politicians that the era of imposition was over just as he warned those working for their ouster to either accept their emergence or maintain their peace.

Speaking specifically in defence of Ekweremadu, who has come under severe attacks from APC leaders, the chartered civil engineer, who recently ventured into politics, said PDP senators will not fold their hands and allow APC losers remove him.

“We will defend the mandate of Ekweremadu with every drop of energy we have,” he said.

Senator Ordia added: “I do not know why they are bickering and complaining. Senators Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu got a pan-Nigerian mandate. APC and PDP senators voted for them. Their emergence is divine and we must accept it like that.

“These two senators are cerebral politicians and they understand the workings of the National Assembly. I have no doubt about their ability to deliver and stabilise the Senate. Their emergence is not about APC or PDP. It is about a shift from the past.

“What Senators Saraki and Ekweremadu need right now is the support of every Nigerian in order to succeed. It is a waste of time, calling for their removal. That will never happen. Instead of wasting precious time, why can’t aggrieved senators just drop their pride and accept their emergence?’’

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