Senators of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have openly told the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu to defect to the ruling party or lose his coveted seat.
Ekweremadu, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was elected into that office in 2015.
According to reports, the APC Senators, predominantly those in the Unity Forum, are making moves to snatch power from Ekweremadu.
It was learnt that the APC Senators decided to advice Ekweremadu to defect to the APC, and if he fails to defect, stronger measures will have to be taken.
Senator Kabir Marafa, a formidable member of the Unity Forum, said that if the Deputy Senate President defects to APC, there might be no need to make a move for his seat, adding that Ekweremadu’s continuous stay in office was depriving the APC of what rightly belongs to it.
“Let me call the Deputy President of the Senate, Ekweremadu to defect to APC. If he defects, it will seal everything and there will not be any problems again. Ekweremadu’s seat is the only one we are contesting. That seat belongs to us in the APC. He came from the PDP to take the seat.
“If he just accepts and defects to APC, everything will be fine. Instead of moving against his seat, let him join us now. Tell him to join APC. When he refuses to join APC, you can then come back here and ask me what to do next. He has the golden opportunity to join us. The constitution says that when there is crisis in a party, anybody can defect. As a person, I do not want to move against Ekweremadu’s seat,” Sen. Marafa said,” Sen. Marafa said.