The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said a million of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, cannot remove him as the Senate President.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media), Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Friday, in response to Oshiomhole’s call for the removal of Saraki as the Senate President.
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In the statement, Saraki said a thousand men in the mold of the APC chairman could not remove him..
He also described calls by Oshiomhole as wishful thinking.
The statement read in part “We hereby assure this garrulous, tactless and reckless APC chairman that a million of Adams Oshiomhole cannot remove Saraki as Senate President. His illegal plots, can only feed his insatiable ego and keep him awake at nights. But it will remain an exercise in futility.
He said Oshiomhole by his conduct and utterances, needed to do more to convince Nigerians that his desperate desire to become party chairman was not simply to feed his over-sized ego.
“The position of Oshiomhole and his cohorts in the APC that the Senate President must resign is a mere wishful thinking.
“They will continue to dream about their planned removal of the Senate President. They will need 73 Senators to lawfully remove Dr. Saraki and they will never get that in the present eight Senate.
“The argument of APC that the Senate President must come from a majority party; that the Senate Presidency is their crown and National Assembly is their palace is only supported by ignorance and dangerous delusion.
“First, the issue of which party is in the majority will only be resolved when the Senate resume.
“Two, Section 50 (1) (a) of the constitution is clear that any Senator can be elected as Senate President. If the only thing left of the APC change agenda is to change the Senate President we can only wish them good luck.”
Oshiomhole had on Friday said the only way Saraki could avoid being impeached was to resign.
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