As the Senate resumes plenary today after a long recess, the All Progressives Congress has called on Senators to reject the current President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, stressing that the delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party had earlier rejected him as their presidential flag bearer.
The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena made the call in a statement made available to NAN. The statement said Saraki, being in the minority cannot continue to preside over the APC-dominated senate.
"The disappointing performance of Sen. Bukola Saraki at the Presidential Election Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a befitting end to the ambition of a greedy, untrustworthy and double-dealing politician.
With a miserly 317 votes, behind Aminu Tambuwal’s 693 votes and Atiku Abubakar’s 1532 votes, the PDP delegates have given clear indication that they are fed up with Saraki’s political style. When a leader cannot be trusted, cannot be relied upon, and cannot keep agreements, the people take due cognizance and records of these actions and respond with their votes at the appropriate time.
Having sabotaged the President Muhammadu Buhari government while in the APC, he later showed his true colours by formally joining the opposition PDP. The APC bade him goodbye as he returned to the looters club where he belongs. However, in doing so, Saraki must do the needful by giving up the Senate President position. He should be a distinguished Senator in name and indeed. He cannot continue to preside over the APC-dominated Senate as a member of the minority PDP.
The delegates of the PDP have rejected Saraki as their presidential candidate. Let the Senators also do likewise by rejecting the greedy, deceitful and unreliable Senate President as their leader. A new President of the Senate, free from all allegations of criminality is needed NOW."