This is what you get when people keep saying that the party should not mediate in the leadership tussle in both the Senate and the House of Reps. There will be a lot of fight because they are all equal and should be guided by APC leadership, so no one would feel cheated. But that’s not happening.
Efforts made by the 59 senators of the APC in the Senate to resolve the lingering crisis over the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as President of the 8th Senate, ended in fiasco as some of the senators engaged each other in physical fight.
Disagreement between the two camps which led to verbal outbursts and exchange of blows between senators was sparked off when the senators belonging to the Like Minds and Unity Forum groups failed to reach middle ground on the procedure for the emergence of a candidate for the various leadership positions.
The Unity Forum senators, on the contrary, insisted that all vacant positions be filled by the national leadership of the party.
He said, “The party has come out with its own position and some people are trying to rush, to sabotage the party’s position [again]. We will see whether the senate president will heed the party’s directive.”