- APC youths ask the party to find a way to replace Bukola Saraki with another competent senator as Senate president
- The group claims the leadership of the Senate under Saraki is poor
- Senator Ali Modu Sheriff says those who defected from the APC will be surprised by the outcome of the 2019 general elections
Hundreds of youths affiliated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state have demanded for the immediate resignation of Senate president Bukola Saraki.
The youths in a protest march on Thursday, August 9, asked the APC to find a way to replace Saraki with another competent senator as Senate president, Premium Times reports.
The protesters who made their stand known at the party’s state headquarters along Ali Akilu Road, held up placards with various inscriptions calling for Saraki to step down. “Saraki Must Go”, “Enough of Saraki’s Incompetence” and “We Reject Senate War Against Buhari,” some of the inscription read.
The convener of the protest and chairman of Arewa solidarity front, Haruna Maikano, presented a letter containing the demands of the group to the APC state secretary, Mohammed Shuaibu.
Maikano said the leadership of the Senate under Saraki was poor and that northerners were disappointed by governance at the Senate.
“We resolved to formally write to you and intimate you on the position of the mass majority of northerners regarding the conduct and performance of Senator Bukola Saraki,” he said after prsenting the letter to the APC state scribe,” Maikano said.
“We call on the APC National leadership to prevail on senators to restore the glory of the Senate by replacing Saraki who has so far built the image of a leader with too many pending court cases. We make bold to say that it is unacceptable to allow the incumbent Senate President to continue to ridicule the President and the country’s image with avoidable controversies over budgets and clearance of federal government’s political appointees.
“We urge the party national leadership to prevail on the senate to take appropriate democratic steps by pushing for the emergence of a more competent, articulate Senate President who is familiar with the laws of our land and to join President Buhari to move this country forward.”
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The youths recommended Godswill Akpabio who recently defected to the APC as a replacement for Senator Saraki. They stated that such a move will end what they called the three years of stagnation and tiresome controversies over clear constitutional issues.
Meanwhile, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, chairman of the Presidential Support Committee (PSC), has stated that those who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be surprised by the outcome of the 2019 general elections.
He made the comment while receiving members of the PSC in Abuja, the nations’ capital, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathered that Sheriff said his aim was to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected in 2019.
He said it was because of the love he had for the president that he refused to join issues with some persons when there was controversy over the formation of PSC and his subsequent appointment as its chairman.