According to Vanguard, the advise was given to him at a special meeting he held with some
of his loyal senators who followed him to his Maitama residence shortly after the end of yesterday’s trial at the CCT. One of the senators who spoke on condition of anonymity said
"I can confirm to you that at a special meeting held yesterday, we asked the Senate President to consider the option of resignation. We believe that doing so would preserve the institution of the Senate“he said
Meanwhile the APC and PDP are said to be in some disagreement over who will succeed him if he eventually steps down or is forced out of office.