Political War drums are set to be rolled out in Nigeria Senate on Tuesday when the National Assembly reconvenes and the reason for this is not far from the position of Senator Saraki, if he is going to remain the Senate President or not.
It was learnt that senators, who are loyal to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, were insisting that the only agenda would be the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s budget for the 2019 elections. But on the other hand, the anti-Saraki lawmakers , said that they could raise the issue of the leadership of the senate.
Following the defection of the Senate President and 13 other senators from the APC to the PDP, the ruling party had called on Saraki to resign, but the Senate President on Wednesday said he would resign only if two-thirds of senators passed a vote of no confidence in him.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who is a member of the Parliamentary Support Group, a group of President Muhammadu Buhari’s loyalists in the National Assembly, said the APC senators would use every opportunity to seek Saraki’s exit from the senate presidency.
According to him, there are legal and moral reasons for Saraki to quit the Senate presidency.
Omo-Agege, in an interview with Punch, said;
“The moment Saraki defected from the APC to the minority party, PDP, he no longer has the moral, political and legal rights to remain as the Senate President. We have requested of him to step down. We have requested of him to do the honourable thing, to do the needful by stepping down. It is a request we are going to continue to make and any opportunity we have, we are going to insist that he must step down.”
But in a battle ready mood, one of those who defected from the APC to the PDP, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, dared anti-Saraki lawmakers to come to the Senate and impeach the Senate President. He stated that only two-thirds majority of anti-Saraki lawmakers could effect his impeachment.
We really hope the Lawmakers will put their personal again aside and find a common ground on how to move the nation forward.