Senator representing Edo Central Senatorial District in the eighth National Assembly, Senator Clifford Ordia, has denied the rumours that Senators are planning to remove the recently elected leadership of the Senate.
He however advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who are fuelling the call for their impeachment, to accept the outcome of the election conducted by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, as the will of God.
Reacting to a statement credited to former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso and other aggrieved interest groups, saying that the emergence of the two leaders was faulty, the Edo born lawmaker told journalists in Abuja, that no amount of gang up by leaders of the ruling APC can remove the duo as they were duly and willingly elected by fellow senators.
Senator Ordia, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but played a key role in the emergence of Saraki and Ekweremadu as Senate President and Deputy respectively, reminded politicians, especially “godfathers” that the era of imposition of their choice candidate to the people was over, warning those clamouring for their ouster to either accept their emergence or maintain their peace.
Apparently, in defence of Ekweremadu who has come under severe attacks from APC leaders, Senator Ordia said PDP senators would not fold their hands and allow APC “losers” remove him. “We will defend the mandate of Ekweremadu with every drop of energy we have,” he warned.