- Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has declared that Bukola Saraki must vacate his seat as the Senate president
- Omo-Agege said APC senators have requested Saraki to do the honourable thing by resigning his position
- He maintained that if the Senate president does otherwise he would be humiliated
Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta central senatorial district, has insisted that Bukola Saraki must not remain as Senate president after his defection from the All Progressive Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Omo-Agege said Saraki ought to do the honourable thing by stepping down as Senate president otherwise he would be humiliated.
Omo-Agege said: “We have the information that they want to reconvene a joint session and that is completely unacceptable to us. Of course, we won’t accept it. The Senate itself has to be reconvened for this purpose.
“The reason (for postponing the planned recall on Tuesday) is that he knows that we have the numbers now – and indeed we have the numbers now – to remove him. Any opportunity that we have right now, we will get rid of him.
“They have no choice, they have to (reconvene). They are just postponing the evil day. The credibility of the 2019 elections is at stake and it would be a jeopardy if because of Saraki’s selfish interests he refuses to reconvene the Senate towards approving this budget.
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“Saraki must understand that the national interest ought to supersede his personal and selfish interest. He cannot tie down the fate of the entire country just because he wants to hang on a position that we are determined to remove him from.
“We as a caucus are very resolute to remove him and at the slightest opportunity he gives to us, he is gone. We have said that he ought to do the honourable thing, the right thing by stepping down, otherwise he would be humiliated. We have the numbers and we are going to remove him.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the APC and its Senate caucus are considering no fewer than three senators to replace the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
The APC, since the defection of Saraki to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been calling for his resignation, threatening that the president of the Senate will be impeached, if he fails to resign.
Besides looking for Saraki’s replacement, it was gathered that the ruling party and its members in the Senate were considering three senators to replace the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.
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