“I Cannot Be Impeached, I Will Never Step Down As Senate President” – Saraki
Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, while answering questions from journalists in Minna, Niger state on Sunday, September 16th as part of his presidential campaign, has stated that he can never step down as Senate President as being demanded by the APC pointing out that succumbing to such calls will only amount to sacrificing the national interest of the country for personal interest.
Saraki insisted that the APC is currently the minority in the senate, and therefore don’t have the powers to carry out the impeachment threat. According to him, succumbing to calls of stepping down will only amount to sacrificing the national interest of the country for personal interest.
“The APC members know that we are in the majority and whatever they want to do they know that they don’t have the number. The other kite they are trying to fly is asking me to step down from my seat, but I can tell you that this cannot be possible as I will not step down.”
“One thing is very clear and that is to say that I will not sacrifice the interest of the country for my personal interest and in the last three years as a Senate president, I have demonstrated that my interest is second to that of national interest,” he remarked.
He also shut down calls from various quarters, on the Senate to suspend its recess and resume. He maintained that it was a collective decision by all members to adjourn, and that their recess is under the ambit of law and has therefore not contravened any section of the procedures. Bukola Saraki disclosed that they will reconvene when it is time for them to resume from the break.