Following the emergence of Dr. Bukola Saraki as Senate President for the 8th Assembly, Peoples Democratic Party’s Senators were seen partying on each others’ back even as it was a celebration galore in and around the lobby of the green chambers.
A Senator elect on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party from Anambra State who would not want his name in print disclosed that they capitalized on the APC loopholes to produce Ekweremadu, while noting that with Saraki/Ekweremadu on the saddle, PDP was on the path of resurgence.
According to him, the idea of Ekweremadu for Deputy Senate President was mulled by Senator Godswill Akpabio, a senator elect from Akwa Ibom State and immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State which made the PDP senators to go into alliance with Saraki.
Sources also have it that Bukola Saraki was advised to defect back to the Peoples Democratic Party as part of conditions for PDP’s support for him, but he declined. His refusal however did not stop them from supporting him.
Meanwhile, the 8th Senate may have emerged with major changes and distortions as the new Senate Leader is now the immediate past Senate President, Sen. David Mark, despite being a minority Senator.