An emerging report claims that some senators from the northern parts of the country have joined the alleged move to impeach the president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.
This Day reported that senators representing the North West region are pushing for a possible leadership change in the Senate.
The publication stated that the North West senators are trying to convince their colleagues from the North-Central to back the plot.
The report claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated southern caucus in the Senate have already agreed to back the move to sack Lawan.
The newspaper said sources in the Senate stated that the plot to sack the Senate president was on three grounds.
1. One of the reasons is that senators had accused Lawan of refusing to release funds for their work.
According to them, committee works have almost been grounded as a result of Lawan’s sluggish approval process, pointing out that senators were struggling financially.
2. Another reason is that Lawan’s unbridled support for President Muhammadu Buhari is causing embarrassment for senators.
3. The other ground for the plot against the Senate president was his criticism of the southern governors’ demand for restructuring.
The publication stated that if Lawan is removed the next Senate president may come from the North-west zone, which has the highest number of senators.
Legit.ng recalls that a member of the House of Representatives, Sergius Ogun, had said plans were being made for the removal of Lawan over the way he chastised southern governors over their resolutions restructuring.
Ogun stated that the senators from the south will move against the senate president soon.
The lawmaker argued that Lawan is not fit to occupy the position of senate president for speaking critically against governors who represent a section of the country.
Meanwhile, Fatai Buhari, the senator representing Oyo North senatorial district, has said the National Assembly is yet to see a reason to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Daily Trust reported that the senator stated this when he paid a Sallah visit to a former Oyo governor, Rashidi Ladoja.
The Oyo North lawmaker called on anyone who has any genuine reason for the president's impeachment to present it.