OrderPaperToday- As the National Assembly prepares for its resumption after a protracted recess, Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege, representing the Delta State Central senatorial district, has reiterated his Party’s intention to unseat the current President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, by any means.
The Ughelli-born lawmaker said that as soon as the Senate reconvenes on Tuesday, the Party will strategise on Saraki’s impeachment. He noted that morally and legally, the Saraki lost his right to the seat when he defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), which remains the majority to the minority party, to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Senator Omo-Agege made the following remarks while responding to questions by pressmen at the recently concluded APC Party national convention.
“Ultimately, Saraki knows that he is not suppose to lead the Senate. The moment he left our great party, the APC, to join the minority PDP he lost that right legally and morally to occupy the seat of Senate President. Again, our views and demands have not changed. In fact, that demand has been accentuated by the APC leadership. We APC members have now been enjoined that at the [earliest] opportunity, we should remove him and once we are provided with that opportunity he knows we would take him out,” he assured.
When asked on how they intend to pull through considering the suspected gale of defections that await the APC on resumption, he said: “defection is not a one-way traffic.”
He continued, “We intend to carry out an audit of where we are in terms of numbers, in terms of those who are happy and in terms of those who are aggrieved but, again, you must understand one thing, just like you have members who are disgruntled in our Party, you also have those who are disgruntled in PDP.
“As people are leaving APC for PDP so also people are leaving PDP to APC.”
On the other hand, Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s fate in the House of Representatives still hangs in the air as the APC is yet to make a pronouncement on whether or not it wants to relieve him of his position. This is very unlike their stance on the President of the Senate, whom they have vowed to take down.
In confirmation of this, Mr. Joseph Bamgbose representing Badagry Federal Constituency, Lagos State (APC), noted that there are no plans by members or the Party yet concerning Dogara.
Mr Bamgbose spoke to OrderPaper Nigeria in a telephone interview where he said: “As I speak with you now, our great Party has not said anything about removing Dogara. When the Party takes a decision, we shall let you know and I can not tell you my opinion as an individual so whatever the Party decides I will abide by it.”