Saraki May Not Remain As Senate President—Ndume

By Ikenga Chronicles September 23, 2018

Saraki May Not Remain As Senate President—Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume has said that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, may not retain his seat as Senate President.

Ndume, who stated this at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Sunday, said that Saraki lost all rights to retain the seat since he had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“I think that is the only thing he can do may be; he did that before, let him try it; let him call for vote of confidence from us, his colleagues.

“I assure you that he will not get the majority,” Ndume said, adding that he was disappointed in Saraki.

He described the statement credited to some politicians that Saraki could only be impeached by two third of members of the house, as not only wrong, but also a total misconception.

The Senator stressed that since Saraki decided to leave the APC for PDP, he should have left the position as he could not be in a minority party and be President of the Senate.

Ndume recalled that as minority leader in the House of Representatives when he defected to PDP from the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), he resigned from the position without being asked to do so.

He said it was natural that he left the position because he could not move from the minority to the majority and still be a minority leader.

He said Saraki could therefore, not move from majority to minority and still be the President of the Senate.

Ndume noted that there should only be one Senate President who is supposed to come from the majority political party, adding that it was an aberration and abnormal for someone in the minority to lead the majority.

“I am still thinking and hoping that Saraki will do the right thing and the right thing is for him to relinquish that position for the majority to preside,“ he said.