- The Kwara chapter of the APC says any politician holding elective office hold such in trust for the electorate and must be accountable to the people
- The chairman caretaker committee of the party, Bashir Bolarinwa, declares that the members of the APC in Kwara support President Muhammadu Buhari
- Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says PDP senators will oppose any illegal attempt to remove Senate president Bukola Saraki
The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Bukola Saraki to resign his appointment as the Senate president.
The call was made in a statement by the chairman, caretaker committee of the party, Bashir Bolarinwa, on Saturday, August 11, in Ilorin.
He said Saraki should tow the path of honour and relinquish the office of the Senate President exclusively reserved for the party with majority members in the Senate, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“Members of the hallowed chamber must be truly distinguished in character and conduct.
“The path of honour was led by distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio who, before defecting to ruling party, had honorably resigned as the leader of the minority party in the Senate.
“So Saraki should act honorably resign from that office of trust. He should for once tow the path of honour and stop heating up the polity unduly,” he added.
According to Bolarinwa, any politician holding elective office hold such in trust for the electorate and must be accountable to the people.
“Every man or woman holding elective political office must know that they are there on trust for the people. It is therefore expected that such personality should live above board.
“Rather than towing the path of honour, Saraki had apparently tried unsuccessfully to incite the unsuspecting public against the Federal Government, through series of drama in the recent time,” he said.
Bolarinwa declared APC members’ support in Kwara for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are not fighting for Senate president Bukola Saraki, but are against any undemocratic attempt at impeaching the Senate leader.
The senator representing Bayelsa east district at the National Assembly, in a tweet on Saturday, August 11, advised the APC to resort to legal mean of impeaching Saraki if the party desired to do so.
He however noted that PDP senators will oppose any forceful, illegal and undemocratic attempt to remove the Senate president.
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