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NASS CRISES: PDP Adopts Saraki, Dogora as Senate President and Speaker



Ahead of the National Assembly mock elections scheduled to hold on the floor of the senate today in Abuja to elect the Senate President and Speaker for House of Representative for the 8th Assembly, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara for the two positions respectively. 

Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary made this known this morning, urging its members to vote for the candidature of Saraki and Dogara.

With this latest development, Saraki may just gather enough votes to emerge as the Senate president.

The APC on the other hand had asked its members to support Senator Ahmed Lawan for the office of the Senate President, and Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker.

It may be a replay of the last dispensation when the then opposition party had refused to vote Mrs. Mulikat Akande for the Speaker in the last House of Representatives but joined angry members of the PDP to rally support for Aminu Tambuwal, who eventually became the Speaker.

There are 108 Senators. 59-APC and 49-PDP. Mind you, Saraki has loyalist amongst the 59 APC Senators. So from calculations, Saraki may likely emerge as the Senate President by the end of today. What do you think?


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