Oshiomhole is Behaving Like a Rain-Beaten Chicken – Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki has fired some shots at Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A statement signed by his Special Assistant, Yusuf Olaniyonu, on Friday, said the APC will continue to dream about their plan to impeach him as they need 73 senators to lawfully remove him.
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“The position of Oshiomhole and his cohorts in the APC that the Senate President must resign is a mere wishful thinking.
“They will continue to dream about their planned removal of the Senate President. They will need 73 Senators to lawfully remove Dr. Saraki and they will never get that in the present eight Senate,” Olaniyonu said.
“The argument of APC that the Senate President must come from a majority party; that the Senate Presidency is their crown and National Assembly is their palace is only supported by ignorance and dangerous delusion.
“First, the issue of which party is in the majority will only be resolved when the Senate resume. Two, Section 50 (1) (a) of the constitution is clear that any Senator can be elected as Senate President.
” If the only thing left of the APC change agenda is to change the Senate President we can only bid them good luck.
“Perhaps, Mr. Oshiomhole needs to be better educated about our parliamentary history when he said, “For the first time in parliamentary history in Nigeria, we had a situation where the APC had the majority of Senators and went on to elect a PDP as Deputy Senate President”.
“Where is Mr. Oshiomhole when Senator John Wash Pam of the Nigerian People’s Party (NPP) became Deputy Senate President in the Second Republic even when the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) had the majority.
“The same thing happened in the House of Representatives when NPP’s Rt. Hon. Edwin Umeh Ezeoke was elected Speaker in an NPN majority House. But then, it would require a level of education to understand these things.”
Saraki added “a million of Adams Oshiomhole cannot remove Saraki as Senate President