- Some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari accuse Bukola Saraki of obstructing the genuine interests of the masses for selfish reasons
- The group asks the Senate president to vacate his position to allow for better legislative process in the interest of the masses
- APC lawmakers insist Saraki, Dogara must step down if they defect to PDP
Some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, have called on Bukola Saraki to publicly declare which political party he belongs and also resign from the position of Senate president.
The group made the demand on Thursday, July 26, during a rally held to drum support for Buhari’s reelection in 2019, The SUn reports.
The spokesperson for the group, George Towoju, described the defection of some members of the National Assembly from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a ploy by Bukola Saraki and his co-conspirators to obstruct the genuine interest of the masses for selfish reasons.
“Having found their political bargains as unwarranted, frivolous, condemnable, barbaric and uncharitable to the overall interest of the entire Nigerian population, it is the resolution of this great movement to pass votes of no confidence on the national assembly under the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki for their ill-political characters capable of initiating political disunity and derailing the executive arms of government from implementing masses oriented policies/programmes," Towoju said.
“We hereby call on Dr. Bukola Saraki to make his political party membership known to Nigerians and resign his appointment as the Senate President with immediate effect in order to allow for better legislative process in the interest of the masses."
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Meanwhile, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly are reportedly insisting that Senate president Bukola Saraki and House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, must step down when if they eventually defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP
Despite the gale of defection that have hit the party, the Nation reports that APC senators are insisting on their simple majority, which they believe will soon be more consolidated.
The legislators are reportedly demanding that Saraki and Dogara step down if the APC retains the majority in the National Assembly by September 26, when the lawmakers end their annual recess.
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