The People’s Democratic Party, last week openly withdrew their support for Senate President, Bukola Saraki over the controversial ministerial confirmation of former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
It was gathered that the Senate president is trying to call truce with senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the confirmation of former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, as a minister.
Sources from both sides confirmed that reconciliation was ongoing and that the Senate president had reached out to the PDP legislators to sustain their friendship, Tribune reports.
A source said: “The Senate president is unmindful of the friendship between him and the PDP senators and he is not taking that for granted. He has immediately reached out to the senators and assured them that party loyalty was responsible for his actions. I think they are resolving the grievances.”
He added that the lawmakers expected that Saraki would “make up for the lapses” in the distribution of the chairmanship of senate standing committees which he is set to announce next week.
Senators of the PDP were said to have held two closed door meetings in the Senate on Wednesday night and early on Thursday to perfect their strategy to stop the confirmation of the ex-governor.
The legislators were said to be sure that Saraki would sustain the provisions of Senate Standing orders 41(7) as well as Order 53(5) which prohibit the Senate from debating on issues on which are in court.
However, Saraki took sides with the ruling party, thus making the PDP senators to express their disappointment.