On Wednesday, a prominent lawmaker in the 9th National Assembly alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was considering making the election for the 10th Assembly an open one.
The lawmaker pointed out that if the plans are approved, those lawmakers would have the power to use blackmail to determine who will serve as the next president of the Senate.
The legislator claims that a storm is building because the party does not want to let senators-elect to choose their own leaders.
The congressman told Newsmen that some factors had a potential candidate in mind, who is also a former governor.
Speaking on the move, the lawmaker said: “There is a gathering storm. The ruling party doesn’t want to give senators-elect the right to elect their own leaders.
“Some elements in the party are opposed to a clause in the Standing Orders of the Senate rules. They want to give every senator-elect the right to become President of the Senate or the Deputy.
“They have a particular person in mind and we know the individual who’s s former governor. They want a Senate they can control and if we go to sleep, that will not happen.
“Anywhere in the world, fresh senators don’t assume leadership positions; they need to learn. It is a misnomer and they know it. But they don’t care about the consequences of their actions. We need to stop them.”
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