OrderPaperToday – Embattled President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has asserted that he is not desperate to cling on to power, stressing that he is ready to resign if the majority of Senators lose confidence in his ability to lead.
Saraki made this known at a world press conference he organized at the foyer of the National Assembly on Wednesday. He emphasized that he was elected by the majority of members and constitutionally, only two-thirds of total members can impeach him and not members of a certain political party.
According to the Senate President, “I do not belong to the class of politicians who are desperate to hold on to power. The day two-thirds of our members lose confidence in us, we will leave this place.”
He added: “if you want to remove leadership (of National Assembly) go ahead and do it but you don’t have the numbers, a situation where a small number of people will sit down (and want to impeach), I thought we have gone past that.”
There have been calls, especially from the ruling APC for Saraki to relinquish his position as Senate President following his defection to the opposition PDP. APC has insisted that they have the majority of seats in the Senate and hence have a moral and conventional right to the seat of the Senate President while the PDP have countered that argument by also claiming majority status.