Saraki speaks on resigning Senate Presidency for defecting to PDP

After returning to the Peoples Democratic Party, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said he will not relinguish his position because he was never given the position but elected by fellow senators.

The response came during the question and answer time at the world press conference held Wednesday to address invasion of the men of the Department of State Services (DSS) on the National Assembly a day earlier.

Saraki said, “I was not given this position, I was elected. It does not say you have to come from a particular political party. I was elected by our members, by the Constitution, it is not expected that I should vacate my seat. The question of running for President should not be a part of today’s discussion.”

Saraki dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) on July 31 blaming it intolerance on the part of the national leadership of the party.

Also reacting to plot to impeach him as Senate President and that he had sponsored the invasion, Saraki said, “It is an insult to our integrity. We have our security. Those of you who were there yesterday saw that as early as 6am, scores of cars started arriving at NASS. We did not request for more security.

“The only times we have issues here are when the National Assembly is invaded, such as the theft of the mace. Let us not insult the intelligence of Nigerians. Let us focus on issues that are important today, we must protect democracy and rule of law.”

 

 

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