- PDP has described the APC's call for Senate president Bukola Saraki's resignation as a big joke
- Saraki had on Tuesday, July 31, defected from the ruling APC to PDP
- The national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday, August 1, said that Saraki should resign his position as the Senate president
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the call by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Senate president Bukola Saraki to resign as the leader of the Nigerian Senate as a joke.
Guardian reports that the spokesperson of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Thursday, August 2, said that the call for Saraki's resignation was not only laughable but sickening.
He said: “The call for Bukola Saraki to resign as the Senate president by the factional chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole is laughable and sickening.”
NAIJ.com gathered that the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole, on Wednesday, August 1, said the right thing for the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is to vacate his seat after leaving the party to join the PDP.
Oshiomhole had said: “But whatever is the reason, we can defect from the party but we can’t defect from Nigeria. The only thing is that there are other consequential issues that every man or woman of honour who had taken such decisions would be expected to follow through.
“I mean you should not collect a crown that belongs to a family and wear it on behalf of the family if for your personal reasons which he has enumerated that he has gone to another family,” Oshiomole said.
Saraki, after months of speculation, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, July 31.
“I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” he had said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Comrade Adams Oshiomole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), called on the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to vacate his seat, following his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Oshiomole made the call in a chat with newsmen following the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some APC senators at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Wednesday, August 1.
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It was gatherered that Oshiomole insisted that it was the right thing to do, for Saraki to vacate his seat. According to him, it was a matter of honour for Saraki to leave 'the crown' in the family it belongs to.
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