The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may discipline ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar for his role in the emergence of Bukola Saraki as Senate President.
The sources within the party said former VP conspired with Senator Saraki to weaken the will of the APC.
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One of the Punch sources said: ''We started keeping tabs on Atiku in January when he showed that he was not interested in the success of President Muhammadu Buhari when Buhari was our presidential candidate. Our fears were reignited when the then President Goodluck Jonathan, paid Atiku a visit shortly before the elections.
''A large section of Atiku’s supporters defected to the PDP a day after that meeting with Jonathan and that was why Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Rufai Alkali, said shortly after that meeting that Atiku would soon return to the PDP. Atiku even admitted himself that he did not attend Buhari’s rallies.
''Don’t you find it curious that the first person that Saraki visited after emerging as Senate President was Atiku? We have information that Atiku told his supporters in the Senate to vote for Saraki and that was what happened. We know that Atiku is still nursing a presidential ambition for 2019 and he is now beginning to build blocks.”
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Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state had been elected as the new president of the Senate, while Dogara became Speaker of the House of Representatives, yesterday, June 9, 2015.
Few hours after Saraki’s victory, he paid a courtesy visit to former vice president Abubakar.
Nigerians in their reactions supposed that Atiku was responsible for Saraki’s emergence as the speaker.