The Peoples Democratic Party is allegedly working on a plot to have one of its Senators replace the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The opposition party is said to be preparing for the possibility of Saraki being convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
In another twist to the plot, the party’s senators are also believed to have concluded plans to frustrate the ratification of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers when he releases his list.
As payback for the travails of Saraki, the senators are reportedly prepared to reject the list and all appointments made so far by the President.
A source revealed to The Nation that: “Some loyalists of Saraki and PDP senators have been meeting on the options available and how to tackle President Muhammadu Buhari.
“At the meeting in Abuja, they resolved to stand by Saraki but if he is convicted, they will make sure that the next president of the Senate is from the PDP.
“They are really aggrieved and have vowed to stop the candidate of the Unity Forum, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, from emerging as Saraki’s successor.
“From the way PDP and its senators are rallying around Saraki, no one needs a soothsayer to know that a bigger conspiracy is in the offing.
“The PDP has not come to terms with the fact that it lost the last general elections.”
“They know that the President will not present imposed candidates as ministerial nominees and they are out for a pound of flesh as from September 29 because the Code of Conduct Bureau( CCB) dragged the President of the Senate to the Code of Conduct Tribunal.”