There is anxiety in the APC caucus in the Senate over alleged moves by the outgoing President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to influence the emergence of new leaders of the 9th Senate.
It was learnt that Saraki was working on how to remain relevant in national politics having lost his re-election bid for the Kwara Central Senatorial seat.
According to Punch, Saraki is leading an influential group in the Senate, comprising principally the PDP senators and some members of the APC caucus who crave his influence to win the support of the PDP caucus.
Findings revealed that the PDP group met last week at the Maitama residence of Saraki where some PDP senators-elect were said to have resolved to influence the emergence of new Senate leaders.
The group, according to investigations, planned to work with and support any APC senator that was amenable to its proposal to accommodate the PDP caucus in the Senate leadership.
Specifically, the group, according to sources, was interested in retaining the position of the Deputy Senate President.
However, the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, who had declared his intention to contest the position, told our correspondent in an interview that his colleagues would act in unity to ensure that the APC takes over the leadership of the 9th Senate.
Culled from PunchNG