- The ruling party has dared the Senate president to reconvene the Senate
- The APC said it would ensure Bukola Saraki leaves the seat of the Senate president for a loyal party member
- The party said Saraki will be impeached democratically
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dared the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to reconvene the Senate if he was not losing sleep over possibility of his impeachment as claimed.
The spokesperson for the ruling party, Yekini Nabena, responding to a recent statement by Saraki said he would leave the seat of the Senate president for a loyal member.
Punch reports that Nabena said all legal process must be followed to impeach the Senate president.
“Like we’ve said it before, he will be removed democratically. Let him reconvene the Senate first since he feels we in the APC don’t have the numbers required to impeach him.
“As far as we are concerned, he will leave that seat for a loyal party member to occupy. It is a question of morality, he has left our party which has the majority of Senators and as a party, we agree with our senators that a member of the minority party cannot rule over the majority," Nabena said.
But speaking on the issue, the spokesperson for the Senate president, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said due process would be followed to reconvene the Senate.
Olaniyonu said: “The Senate is on recess as you know, when it is time to reconvene, due process will be followed.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Saraki had on Saturday, August 25, said he was not losing sleep over the plot by the APC to impeach as president of the Senate.
The Senate president while speaking to journalists in Asaba after a closed door meeting with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said it was a lie that the Senate did reconvene due to fear of his impeachment.
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