After Ndume’s Exit, APC Plots Ekweremadu’s Removal, Positions Successor
Barely 24-hours after the removal of Senator Ali Ndume, as Senate Leader, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senate caucus, has indicated plans to kick out the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Ndume, made this shocking revelation on Wednesday afternoon, during plenary, while decrying the way he was removed.
Sources revealed that Senator Ahmad Lawal, has been strategically positioned to take over from Ekweremadu, immediately they achieve their agenda.
He said: “If today, just like that, without telling somebody and he goes out (is removed)… If it is Ndume today, and he goes out; it may be, God forbid, Ekweremadu tomorrow”.
Although, Ndume has accepted the decision of the APC Lawmakers to remove him as Senate Majority Leader.
He however, thanked them for the opportunity given to him, and insisted that he was not given fair hearing by the Lawmakers.
He said this was more so, because he had attempted to resign from the position, for the sake of unity among the Lawmakers thrice, before his removal.
Recall, that Ndume, alongside Ekweremadu, who is of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had emerged as leaders of the Senate, contrary to the wishes of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2015.
His claim, hints at an attempt to remove all of them. This is more so, as he was replaced by Senator Lawal, who had been the APC’s preferred candidate for Senate President, in 2015.