Barring any last minute change of mind, a major upset will occur in the Senate as a Senator from the Northwest revealed to Sunday Sun that 22 APC senators have perfected plans to defect to the PDP
This move will see the PDP become the majority in the Senate
According to the source, these APC senators have decided to join force with their colleagues who are loyal to Senator Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari who contested the Senate President position, but lost to Senator Akpabio
The source added that the 22 senators have held series of meetings in Abuja and London, where they affirmed their resolve to decamp to the PDP.
Out of the 109 legislators in the upper legislative chamber ????
APC – 59 senators
PDP – 36
LP – 8
SDP – 2
NNPP – 2
YPP – 1
APGA – 1
Therefore, if the 22 APC senators make good their threat, they will swell the number of the PDP to 58 while reducing that of APC to 37, thereby throwing up the PDP as the majority party in the Senate.
To actualize their plan, Sunday Sun gathered that the PDP senators have agreed to cede the Senate President position currently held by Senator Akpabio to one of the 22 senators and Yari’s allies decamping to the party, as well as the Deputy Senate President post.
On the part of the PDP senators, the party would take the Majority Leader, Chief Whip, and Deputy Chief Whip, adding that the Yari group has pledged to work harmoniously with them because Akpabio have allegedly left out senators in Yari’s camp in the ongoing committee selections
Also another senator from the Northwest told our reporter that a group of senators have already concluded plans to challenge the outcome of the election in court on grounds that the ballot papers used in the election that was supposed to be secret balloting were manipulated and compromised but they’re just waiting to see how the sharing of principal offices, committees chairmanship positions in the Senate and some of their court cases in the states would go before carrying out their plans.