9th Assembly: PDP Caucus Speaks On Being Offered Deputy Senate Presidency

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The Senate caucus of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has denied insinuations that the Deputy Senate President position for the next Assembly, was being offered to members of the party.

PDP senators said no meeting has been held to cede the position to the main opposition party.

Spokesperson of the PDP Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South), told Vanguard that the caucus was together and would work in unison.

According to Abaribe, there was nothing wrong with senators of the party supporting some of the aspirants to the position of Senate President individually.
Abaribe said, “Lawan said he was expecting other PDP senators to endorse him after Nwaoboshi.

“He has the right to be talking with some people. What I know is that we have not taken any decision at the caucus level on what to do.

‘’PDP is still together; we are not going anywhere, we will work together.

“One or two members may have taken a decision to support different aspirants, they have the right, this is democracy.

“We have all agreed that we are not going anywhere, we have not met with any aspirant for offer of the position of Deputy Senate President.
“Whoever that is doing or saying anything is expressing his personal rights.

“It should not be taken to be the position of the party and we cannot stop anybody from exercising their freedom.”