Saraki: APC Can’t Remove Me as Senate President as Babangida threw weight behind his 2019 presidential bid

Senate President Bukola Saraki has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could not remove him as Senate president,because they are minorities at upper chambers and therefore don’t have the powers and numbers to carry out the impeachment threat.

Bukola Saraki, who responded to questions from Journalists in Minna, Niger state on Sunday as part of his presidential campaign, 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.

The National Chairman of APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has repeatedly asked Saraki to step down as Senate president following his defection to the PDP.

The Senate President also shut down calls from various quaters, 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.

“So it wasn’t anything done in the secret, everybody was there. It is not that some few people met somewhere and took the decision. “Everybody participated and everybody took the decision that we should adjourn for a normal annual recess.

During the visit, Babangida threw his weight behind Saraki’s 2019 presidential bid.

The former military president said his decision to support the Senate president was because his (Saraki’s) late father, Chief Olusola Saraki, was supportive of him and his administration.

“It is my turn to do what your father did to me,” he said, adding that he would treat the PDP presidential hopeful as his son.

According to Babangida, “I will rightly observe that you are my son, for coming to pay a courtesy visit.

“I remember when I was still in office, I spoke with your father, Oloye Saraki, who was always providing advises on a number of things about this country.

“He always made himself available to me, to give advises and encouragement, which will move the country forward. Your visit today is historical, now it is your time and turn to come to me and I will do just that.”

While commending Saraki’s strategies, Babangida said, “You mentioned three things that are very dear to us as military, and we fought to get them, to preserve them. They are unity of the country, the security of lives and property, and economic development.

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