The National Secretary of the APC , Mr Mai Mala Buni in a statement on Thursday made it clear that the party will only stand by the list sent to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House
According to Mr Buni the National Caucus, Board of Trustees (BoT) and National Executive Council (NEC) of the party will meet within the next few days to discuss the evolving developments in the National Assembly with the view of proffering a permanent solution to the crisis.
Meanwhile, some members of the House of Representatives engaged in a fight over the choice of principal officers while the APC’s wishes was thwarted on the floor of the Senate as a totally different senators emerged as majority principal officers.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, defied the directive of the APC on choice of other principal officers, announcing names of three candidates for the Senate leadership positions different from the names submitted by the party.
At Thursday’s plenary session, the Senate President announced Senator Ali Ndume as Senate Majority Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na Allah as Deputy Senate Majority Leader and Senator Francis Alimikhena as Deputy Chief Whip.
But while it looked like an inevitable conclusion, Senator Kabiru Marafa challenged the decision of the Senate President to read the letters from the APC caucuses and ignoring that sent to him by the party’s leadership.