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PDP senators withdraw support for Buhari

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the upper chamber of the National Assembly have backed down on the support for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari citing what they termed as belligerent  stance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition.

PDP senators announced this at the end of plenary on Wednesday in a statement read by the Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Emmanuel Bawcha.

“We condemn the plot to remove the senate president and his deputy through illegal means,” Bawcha said, adding that “We will no longer cooperate with the APC government until they cease their belligerent acts.”

The senators also described the freezing of the bank account of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as a political witch-hunt, and advised the government to act with caution.

“The freezing of account of Ekiti state governor is a clear political witch-hunt,” he said, adding that “We wish the government to act with caution and desist from acts of lawlessness.”

Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio had joined 48 of his PDP colleagues to express their determination to support the president.

“The PDP senate caucus reiterates its support to Mr President Muhammadu Buhari and his quest to bring about a greater Nigeria,” Akpabio had said.

“The PDP senate caucus, despite its formidable strength, has resolved to offer only credible opposition that would lead to the building of a better Nigeria. The caucus will give him all the needed support to ensure his success as president.”

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