Senators Plot David Mark’s Impeachment, Wants Saraki, Akume as Successor
The outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries held across the states of the federation may rear its ugly head in the Senate as the Senators resume from recess on Tuesday.
Following the defeat of senators and members of the House of Representatives in the recently concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries across the country, colleagues of the Senate president, David Mark, have turned against him and have started hatching a plot for his impeachment.
According to a leading senator, a member of the PDP, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the plot is being hatched by lawmakers who suffered defeat in the primaries and are convinced that Mark could have intervened with the party authorities to help them secure return tickets.
He argued that their support for the party and the leadership of the Senate in the heat of the emergence of the nPDP should have been reciprocated during their primaries instead of allowing their state governors to play the game as they pleased.
If the impeachment sees the light of day, the minority leader, George Akume or chairman of the Committee on Environment and Ecology, Bukola Saraki may replace mark as the Senate President.
It was gathered that the senators’ reason for choosing either of their two colleagues is that they do not want the Senate Presidency to leave the North Central.
It was gathered also that unlike the plot championed by the opposition to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan for what they referred to as “several impeachable offences, before the Senators went on recess two weeks ago, this new move does not only involve opposition senators, as members of the PDP are also playing major roles in it, choosing to start with Mark to prove their point.
The senator lamented, “We never expected the party to treat us this way. We stood by the party when there was turbulence occasioned by the emergence of the new PDP”.
When contacted, Senate President Mark dismissed the alleged plot to unseat him, saying the claimed plot existed only in the imagination of those parading the rumour.
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