Contrary to popular notion, senators elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party on Thurscontraday said they never supported emergence of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. The Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio stated that his luck was what worked for him and that was how he was returned unopposed as Senate president.

Akpabio who led the PDP caucus on a walk-out during the confirmation of a former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, and 17 others said they did not want to participate in such illegality.

He added that the PDP senators decided not to participate in what he described as a “charade confirmation” because they have responsibilities to Nigerians.
According to him: “We never supported Saraki during the election because he was returned unopposed.
“We staged a walk-out because we felt that there is total breach in the law.” 

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