12 APC Senators have reportedly submitted defection letters to Senate President.
Newsone reports that the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, is sitting over the defection letters of at least twelve (12) senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, in order to block any impeachment threat against his presidency.
This online news platform understands that already the numerical strength of the ruling APC in the Senate otherwise known as the Red Chamber has reduced from sixty-four (64) to sixty-two (62) in the upper chamber.
On the other hand, the numerical strength of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has risen from 39 to 41, while the New Nigeria Peoples Party has two, with Young Progressives Party and All Progressives Grand Alliance having one each.
Newsone Nigeria reports that if the defection letters of the APC 12 Senators are read on the floor of the Nigerian Senate, the numerical strength of the ruling party will be reduced to 50 senators, which will eventually threaten Lawan’s seat as the Senate President.
Among the senators, who the Senate president is sitting upon his defection notice is Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, who submitted his defection letter to the Senate President Lawan.
The senators elected on the platform of the opposition parties had on Wednesday demanded the impeachment of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari over the country’s worsening security situation.
It was learned that some opposition senators were considering removing the Senate president if he stood against the impeachment process of President Buhari over the worsening security situation in Nigeria.