The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate has urged Senate President, Bukola Saraki to declare Senator Andy Uba’s seat vacant.
The PDP senators made the call after Uba’s official defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, February 21.
Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who spoke on behalf of the PDP caucus, also urged Saraki to remove Uba from the position of Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts by Wednesday.
Uba, who represents the Anambra South Senatorial zone, had earlier announced his defection on Wednesday, February 1, during a news briefing in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state.
The senator said, at the time, that the APC has ideology and focus which he needs to tap into to provide quality representation to his constituents.
Uba further said that he joined the APC because of other personalities in the party with sound ideas and whom he looks up to in politics.
He listed some of the personalities to include the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and APC National Auditor, Chief George Muoghalu.
The senator said he will be very effective in serving the yearnings of his people more now that he is in APC and urged other Igbo politicians to join the bandwagon.