9th NASS: Wike, PDP Senators-Elect In Marathon Meeting, Move To Scuttle APC Plans - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, June 10, 2019

9th NASS: Wike, PDP Senators-Elect In Marathon Meeting, Move To Scuttle APC Plans

Georgina Ibe
ABUJA - All Senators-elect under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently in a marathon meeting initiated by the leadership of opposition party.
According to an invitation sent to all the PDP lawmakers on Monday two meetings are scheduled to hold concurrently at the River State’s Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro District, Abuja at by 8pm and 10pm respectively.
The meetings according to an inside source was scheduled at the instance of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who is being taunted by the PDP leaders to emerge as the Deputy Senate President. 
The invitation read in part: “Dear PDP Senator-Elect, I have been directed by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu CFR, to invite you to a meeting with Governor Wike today.”
After the meeting, the Senators-elect are also expected to hold “a final meeting of the forum by 10pm at Ekweremadu’s Apo Legislative Quarters.
Sources close to the opposition lawmakers who pleaded anonymity noted that the move was aimed at frustrating the endorsement plans of the ruling party.
Speaking earlier during an interactive session with Senate Press Corps, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha who described APC’s campaign strategies as mischievous, said: “There is dignity in silence, and there is mischief in noise-making.
“So, we maintain a dignified silence because we want a 9th Assembly that will be rancour-free.”
While responding to questions on some of the PDP lawmakers who had endorsed the endorsed APC Senators-elect for the office of the President of the Senate, Senator Bwacha said: “We speak as a family, friends, that is our tradition; we speak as a family, we are not divided.”

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