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Fight Between Pro-Buhari and Pro-Saraki Senators, Reps

The battle for political power control ahead of 2019 is getting hot and the top gladiators are winning men and women to their sides, depending on where each lawmaker believes his interest will be more secured.

The subtle threat issued to President Buhari by those described as 'the Saraki men' and moves to impeach him should he ignore their demands has led to a fight.

An impeachment move against Buhari was made during the stormy joint session with the circulation of a register. A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member from Kogi State initiated the impeachment move, which many pro-Buhari lawmakers kicked against.

A group of 162 lawmakers mainly from the North, according to Hon. Mohammad Gudaji Kazaure (Jigawa), quickly came together to oppose the impeachment move.

Also, the now calm Hon. Abdulmunini Jibrin (Kano), in a statement on behalf of the pro-Buhari Parliamentary Support Group (PSP), said commendably, Dogara “tactically refused to make any comment at the session even after the Senate President took time to explain the issues which are mostly personal”.

“That almost all the members and senators that spoke at the Executive session are of the PDP while members of the APC declined joining the discussion to avoid a rowdy confrontation as the entire session could easily pass for a PDP Executive session.

“That it is disturbing and raised many questions of pre determined intentions that a known ally of the Senate President from Kwara State, Hon Rasak Atunwa, drafted what was adopted as the resolution and without voting on it in accordance with standard parliamentary practice.”

Some say they are ready to defend Buhari against any Impeachment move, others say Mr. President either respect their resolution now or be ready for a "surprise".