- The PDP urges the APC to leave Ekweremadu alone and face its problem in the National Assembly
- The party says no amount of conspiracy against the deputy Senate president can stand
- The national vice chairman of the party, Chief Austin, vows that PDP will protect Ekweremadu
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the threat by some All Progressives Congress (APC) senators to Ekweremadu to join the ruling APC or be disgraced out of office like the deposed Senate leader, Ali Ndume.
The PDP on Thursday, January 12, urged the APC to leave Ekweremadu alone and face its problem in the National Assembly.
The New Telegraph reports that the national vice chairman of the party, Chief Austin, in a statement in Abakaliki said no amount of conspiracy against the deputy Senate president can stand.
Austin vowed that PDP will protect Ekweremadu.
He attributed the internal crisis rocking the APC Senate caucus to the ouster of the former majority leader, Senator Ali Ndume.
The party called on the APC to stop issuing threats and making overtures to Ekweremadu.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that 39 out of the 63 members of All Peoples Congress (APC) senators signed the letter which demanded the replacement of Ali Ndume with Ahmed Lawan as the Senate Leader.
According to Premium Times, the letter titled: ‘Notice of Vote of No Confidence/Change of Leadership’ was read by Senate President Bukola Saraki before the Senate adjourned on Tuesday, January 10.
Recall that Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South was removed as Senate Leader on Tuesday while the name of Senator Ahmed Lawan of Yobe North was forwarded as the new Senate leader.
APC has 63 members in the 109-member Senate.
Senator Ali Ndume has since accepted his exit and thanked his colleagues for giving him the opportunity to lead them.