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PDP caucus asks Saraki to remove Andy Uba from senate

PDP caucus asks Saraki to remove Andy Uba from senate
February 21
13:02 2017

The senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to sack Andy Uba from the senate.

Uba, who represents Anambra south at the upper legislative chamber, formally announced his defection from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday.

Speaking after Saraki read a letter conveying Uba’s decision on the floor of the senate, Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, asked the senate president to declare Uba’s seat vacant.

He also asked him to remove Uba as chairman of the senate committee on public accounts. But Saraki did not grant his requests.

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Akpabio had made the same demands when three other senators from his party defected to the APC recently. But none was granted.

The PDP seats at the senate have plummeted to 41, while the APC maintains the majority seats of 65.

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