Senators elected on the platforms of the All Progressives Congress and Labour Party have passed a vote of confidence of President Goodluck Jonathan.
This vote of confidence is coming a day after their counterparts from the Peoples Democratic Party said they are withdrawing their support for Buhari.
The Senators, numbering 16 and led by the Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, said both the APC and their Labour Party colleagues had agreed to fully back Buhari.
They urged their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party, to rescind their decision to withdraw support for Buhari.
“The Joint APC and LP caucuses in the country wish to tell the entire Republic and the whole world that we are stoutly behind the policies and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari, and all his efforts at bringing the desired change that Nigerians voted for last year,” Adeyeye said.
He said they were shocked by the partisan reaction of PDP senators to the ongoing efforts to recover looted public funds meant for the prosecution of the war against insurgency.
“We do not see the investigation as partisan at all. We don’t see it as an effort to intimidate members of a particular political party because the diversion of public funds meant for fighting insurgency,” he said.
Adeyeye described as unfair the withdrawal of support by the PDP senators simply because money meant to provide security in the South-East were diverted to carry out campaign for a party.
He said, “There is nothing dictatorial or against the rule of law in all of the actions, programmes and policies of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government because nobody has been unjustly arrested, imprisoned on mere allegations. Everybody has had the chance to freely defend himself or herself.”