“The Constitution Does Not Say The Senate President Has To Be From The Majority” – Saraki Finally Responds To APC’s Call For His Resignation
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has finally responded to the calls for his resignation by the APC following his defection to the PDP.
The senator says his defection to the PDP should not in anyway cause him to resign because it was not the party that made him senate president.
He made this known during a question and answer session after his World Press Conference this morning, saying he was not giving the position he currently occupies but he was elected by members of the senate to be their president.
A Reuters report had asked him:
”While in the All Progressives Congress (APC), you were given the Senate president seat. We want to know, what will be the position once the house reconvenes? Will you be relinquishing the seat?”
Responding, Saraki said
“First question, I was not given. You used the word ‘given’; I was not given. I was elected by members. Secondly, our Constitution says members of the National Assembly who so wish shall elect a President… it does not say you have to come from the majority party. There are those that know that.”
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