SOME senators said yesterday that there were no moves to shop for a successor for Senate President, Bukola Saraki, just as they stressed that there was no need for such plot.
Saraki and the senators in a statement jointly signed by six of them yesterday, they had an overwhelming majority of their colleagues who remained solid and unshakeable in their support for the Senate President. Incidentally, all those who signed the statement are chairmen of various senate committees.
Those who signed the statement were the Chairmen Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, APC, Kwara South; Committee on Niger Delta, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, PDP, Delta North; Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, APC, Niger North; Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, APC, Bauchi Central; Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, PDP, Imo East and Committee on Health( Secondary), Senator Lanre Tejuoso, APC, Ogun Central.
The senators, who were apparently reacting to a news story published by a national newspaper, said there was no truth about claims that some senators were discussing or thinking about Saraki’s successor because there was no basis for that.
According to them, it became necessary to issue the statement after consulting with their colleagues who said they have been bombarded with calls from their constituents demanding to know the veracity of the claims contained in the news story.