- Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has joined other APC members to call for Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign
- Omo-Agege said Bukola Saraki now belongs to a minority group in the senate and can't retain the seat of the senate president
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta central senatorial district, has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign his seat as leader of the Nigerian Senate since he has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Omo-Agege said there are 52 All Progressives Congress (APC) senators and 49 PDP senators and Saraki cannot continue to hold on to his seat as the senate president since he defected to a minority group, The Nation reports.
He said: “Defections are bound to happen, mostly at this season. Those who left went to their natural habitat. These are people who had never supported President Mohammadu Buhari, especially in the Senate.
“We are glad that they have gone, so you can see that those who are left now are those who will champion the cause of Buhari. We are not and have never regretted that they have gone, it gives us an insight to know the true APC members in the house.
“With respect to the senate president, he knows or he ought to know that the right thing for him to do is to step down. There is no way he can continue to lead the senate when he now belongs to the minority party and he knows that.
On whether the mass defections will affect the reelection of President Mohammadu Buhari, he said: “I will tell you that as they are leaving APC, we also have people from PDP who are also coming, especially what is happening in Kwara state. While those in APC are going to PDP, those in PDP left to APC."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that a member of the House of Representatives said that President Muhammadu Buhari has done well enough to deserve a second term as Nigeria's president.
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Abdulmumin Jibrin, the lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency of Kano state said there are numerous feats achieved by the president that would help him cling the presidential seat in 2019.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Jibrin said President Buhari will win even more than in did in 2015 because he has proved himself worthy of a re-election.
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