Indications are rife that Senators from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are no longer emotively committed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, as many of them stayed away from the Code of Conduct Tribunal attended by Saraki.More than 50 out of 85 Senators who accompanied Saraki to the Code of Conduct Tribunal in open show of solidarity during its previous sitting, were from PDP.
The PDP Senators have always formed the majority in the support for all the motions so far moved to pass a vote of confidence in Saraki during his trying moments as Senate President.
The PDP Senators have constituted a bulwark of support for Saraki since he became the Senate President until the case of former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi cast them apart.
The PDP Senators have been showing open displeasure to the manner the Senate President handled the case of Ameachi when he ensured the screening and the eventual confirmation, contrary to the expectation of the opposition group in the Senate.
The PDP Senators had last Tuesday attempted to prevent the adoption of the Senate Votes and Proceedings which ratified the Confirmation of Amaechi and 17 other ministers-designate as part of its resentment to Saraki’s resolve to pass them.
During its previous sitting, the PDP Senators through a motion moved by Deputy Minority Leader, Philip Aduda asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action on its promise to pay a stipend of N5, 000 to unemployed Nigerians.
The motion was vehemently shut down by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators who were opposed to it.
Saraki has pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned September 18, on a 13-count charge of false assets declaration, just as he lost the bid to stop his trial at the Appeal Court lately.