Oshiomhole asks Saraki to resign as Senate President
The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign from office following his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said: “As the president leaves for his vacation, I believe we are supposed to continue to be very responsible legislators, those issues that are so important to this country that we have not dealt with, we should be able to come together, come back and deal with them. Here, I have in mind the consideration of the budget of INEC for the 2019 election that is the request of Mr President to approve some virement on the 2018 budget. I believe that we are going to do a lot of justice to the people of this country to work hard to pass those requests.
“Also, I believe that as a party we will continue to consult, unite and solidify and the National Chairman has just told you, the APC remains the majority in the Senate, we have 53 senators, we reeled out the names and the states. Though the other side is claiming they have 60, 70, they have never given a name, is left for you to make your judgement.
“In fact, I am using this medium to challenge them to give the names of the PDP senators, we have published ours and among the 53 none has come out to deny that he is APC. Let them publish their own, they remain 48 senators in PDP. And by the grace of God, when the by-elections in Bauchi and Kaduna will hold, we will get two senators and that will boost our number.
“We have pledged our total commitment and loyalty to our party and Mr President, we remain true and genuine representatives of our people, we will not want to do anything that is not in the interest of our people and this administration.
“I am calling on my colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives to come back and consider the requests of Mr President for the virement and supplementary budget for INEC for the 2019 elections.”