”No peace in Senate until Saraki resigns” Senator Ibrahim declares
Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC-Katsina) has said there will be no peace in the Senate until its President, Bukola Saraki, resigns his position following his recent defection from the APC to PDP.
In an interview with newsmen yesterday, Ibrahim said the constitution states that the position of the senate president must be reserved for a member of the party with the majority in the senate and that at the moment, the APC is of the majority in the senate. The senator said he has nothing against Saraki defecting to the major opposition party but he is opposed to Saraki still occupying the office of Senate President.
“I think it is commendable that he has left the party. He has chosen the path of survival because it is the issue of political survival not any thing for Nigeria. But next is for him to resign as Senate President, because by all conventions all over the world, the majority party produces the leadership; Senate President, the Majority Leader and others. Again, let him be gentleman enough and resign as Senate President. If he does not, we will never have peace in that senate because it is absolutely clear that APC has majority to produce the leadership.” he said
He reacted to claims that the PDP is the majority in the upper chambers.
“I hear the PDP claiming majority, but it is crystal clear that APC has majority. We will have more members. We will conduct two bye-elections and we will have the two members. We also have some alliance with APGA. It is clear that APC has majority. APC with majority should produce the leadership in the Senate. 49 cannot produce the leadership. Saraki should resign as Senate President” he said