THE GAME: just a day after Saraki’s first trial APC is already lining up Tinubu’s wife and George Akume as possible replacements

As Senate President Bukola Saraki appeared before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false assets declaration, the All Progressives Congress, APC, was said to be considering former sen­ate leader, George Akume and wife of the national leader of the APC, Senator Remi Ti­nubu and two other rank­ing senators from the South West zone as Saraki’s replacement.
Apart from Senator Akume who is from the North Central zone

and Remi Tinubu, no other names were mentioned but sources said other two rank­ing senators also from the South West are being con­sidered on APC shop list.

Feelers from Abuja reaching Kaduna, the sec­ond home of President Mu­hammadu Buhari revealed that, barring any last min­ute change of plan, Saraki may be asked to resign
…f he refused, may be im­peached on moral ground to concentrate on his trial.
According to National Mirror, Senator Ahmed Lawan who was anointed by APC as its sole candidate but lost to Saraki would emerge senate leader from the North East, since the Speaker is also from the zone.
One of the credible sources explained that, though Saraki and Dogara jettisoned APC’s ,earlier zoning of National Assem­bly principal officers which favoured the north which has both the Senate Presi­dent and Speaker but that under the new deal, South West zone may produce deputy senate president.
Meanwhile, one of the anti -Saraki’s groups, Northern Ethnic Nation­alities Unity Congress, NENUC, had called on the senate president to re­sign or face impeachment over CCT 13 count charges against him.

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