- Spokesperson to the Senate president, Yusuph Olaniyonu, says the APC has not recovered from its attempt to subvert democracy
- The Senate president states that he will quit if he loses support of fellow senators
Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has described persons in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as characters he will not want to descend into the gutter with.
Saraki made the statement on Thursday, August 9, in response to comments credited to Yekini Nabena, the party’s acting national publicity secretary, that the senate leader was not fit to lead the upper chamber, The Cable reports.
Speaking through his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said the ruling party had not recovered from the attempt to subvert democracy.
Meanwhile, Senate president Bukola Saraki has said he will step down from the leadership of the Senate if he loses the support of fellow lawmaker in the upper chamber.
Saraki made the statement on Wednesday, August 8, when addressing journalists at a press conference held at the National Assembly to address the recent siege laid to the Assembly complex by the Department of State Security (DSS), Daily Trust reports.
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He noted that he and other presiding officers of the National Assembly will quit if they lose the support of their fellow lawmakers.
He insisted he will remain in his position so long as he enjoys the support of his colleagues who elected him.