Only 15 senators passed a vote of confidence on President M‎uhammadu Buhari

This was disclosed at a press conference held at the National Assembly led by Olusola Adeyeye, the chief whip of the Senate.

He said both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their Labour Party colleagues had come together and agreed to fully back Buhari.

“The Joint APC and LP caucuses in the country wish to tell the entire Republic and the whole world that we are stoutly behind the policies and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari, and all his efforts at bringing the desired change that Nigerians voted for last year,” he said.


The senators, who were mostly from the All Progressives Congress (APC) were reacting to the decision of their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to withdraw support for the president.

They praised the current administration for its fight against corruption and the partisan reaction from the minority party, PDP.

Senator Ibn Ba’Alla, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, Senator Ovie Omo Agege at the meeting

‎The partisan reaction said, “we are shocked at the totally partisan reaction of our colleagues from the minority party, PDP, to the on-going investigations and recovery of public funds meant for the prosecution of the war against insurgency,” the senators said in statement signed by.

“Contrary to the assertion of our PDP colleagues, the investigation is not a partisan war against a particular political party. It is no longer a news item that there was a wanton diversion of public funds meant for fighting insurgency to fund campaigns of PDP. Members of the PDP were the sole and iniquitous beneficiaries of this diversion.

“Seeking to recover diverted public funds is neither dictatorial nor against the rule of law. In all the actions, programmes and policies of the PMB-led APC federal government, no PDP member has been unjustly arrested or imprisoned on mere allegations.

“On the contrary, we are daily regaled with news of millions and billions of naira of public funds traced to accounts of individuals some of whom have accepted to return such diverted public funds.

“The members of the Joint Caucus of the APC and Labour Party Senators in the Senate are stoutly behind the policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.”

Some of the senators present were Yayi Adeola representing Lagos West senatorial district, Bala Na’ Allah, the deputy minority leader and Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central senatorial district.