Fifty-one aggrieved All Progressives Congress, APC Senators under the umbrella of the Senate Unity Forum, will today approach a Federal High Court in Abuja to file a suit seeking the nullification of Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.
legislativeAn aide to Senator Barnabas Gemade, who is the leader of the Forum, told Nigerian Pilot that despite intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the senators who did not participate in the election of Saraki, will today institute a legal action before the High Court in Abuja.
According to the aide, who pleaded anonymity, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, had been briefed to file the necessary papers before the court today and not beyond tomorrow.
He said the 51 senators who did not participate in the exercise are aware of the incoming litigation, adding that at the weekend the affected senators endorsed the move to drag Saraki to court.
Last week, the aggrieved senators threatened to take a legal action against the election of Senator Saraki, which, according to them, did not follow constitutional procedure.
Gemade stated this while addressing journalists at the National Assembly Complex, after he led members of the group to stage a walkout of the chambers.
Gemade said 51 senators were not allowed to take part in the election of the Senate President because they were waiting for President Buhari, who invited them to a meeting at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
He said his group would challenge the alleged illegality in court, “since it takes two-third of members to impeach the Senate President, two third of the members should also have been in attendance before he was elected on Tuesday.”
But members of the Like Mind Senators, at another news conference, addressed by Senator Dino Melaye, in the company of four senators, maintained that due process was followed in the election of Saraki as Senate President.
Melaye dared the Gemade group to challenge the action in court, even as he expressed full confidence that the case lacked merit.


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