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 Assem­
bly 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

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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