The former Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has claimed that over 70 per cent of the Senators-elect under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are working for the emergency of Godswill Akpabio as the Senate President.
Umahi, who’s also a Senator-elect for Ebonyi Central Senatorial District, disclosed this on Friday while fielding questions on Arise Television’s News programme.
The former governor said that the G-5 Governors who met with President Bola Tinubu on Thursday had assured him of the commitment of their Senators-elect to work with the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said, “Constitutionally going by the Senate rules, I don’t think that Yari has the constitutional requirements to stand that election. We are not bothered about that. We are bothered about the fact that we went through a very tough election because of the reason of Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“I am not in PDP but I can assure you that over 70 percent of PDP Senators-elect are working with us. This is a fact. For example, the G-5 Governors just met with the President yesterday and assured Mr President of the commitment of their Senator working with us and of course their Senators are working with us.
“And so the PDP could do their meetings but the most important thing is that a lot of the PDP Senators-elect have decided to put the interest of the nation first before talking about the issue of personal interest. So that’s how it stands.”