- Senator Bukola Saraki has been called upon to resign his position as Senate president
- The All Progressives Congress in Kwara made the call on the him
- It says Saraki should emulate the ex-minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who resigned his position before defecting to the ruling party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has called upon the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to resign his position since the office of the Senate president is exclusively reserved for the party with majority members in the Senate.
The Nation reports that the party stated this in a statement issued in Ilorin by its chairman, Honourable Bashir Bolarinwa.
NAIJ.com gathers that Bolarinwa said the Senate president should toe the path of honour and stop heating up the polity unduly.
The party said: “Members of the hallowed chamber must be truly distinguishable in character and conduct. The path of honour was led by Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio who before defecting to the ruling party had honourably resigned as the leader of the minority party in the Senate.
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“It behoves Saraki as a distinguished senator, if he is one, to honourably resign from that office of trust. He should for once toe the path of honour and stop heating up the polity unduly.
“Every man or woman in any political office must know that it is a trust he or she holds for the people. It is therefore expected that such personality should live above board.
“Rather than toeing the path of honour, Saraki had apparently tried unsuccessfully to incite the unsuspecting public against the federal government through series of drama in the recent time.
“Please recall how he led us in a make-believe opera that his official residence was besieged by police officers on instructions to forcefully arrest him and ultimately get him removed from office."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that the planned invasion of the National Assembly complex by the Buhari Campaign Organisation if Senate president, Bukola Saraki, does not resign, is an invitation to anarchy.
The opposition party made its position known via its deputy national publicity secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi.
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