- Ahead of the resumption of both chambers of the National Assembly, some senators of the APC, have reportedly held a meeting over the fate of Senate president Bukola Saraki
- They were said to have met in Abuja to decide on how to go about the removal of the Senate president following his defection from the APC to the PDP
- A senator, who did not want to be named, however, said it would be difficult for them to be committed to Saraki’s removal as the party treated many of them unfairly
Emerging reports have claimed that some senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held an emergency meeting on Monday night, October 8, over the fate of the senate president, Bukola Saraki, ahead of the resumption of both chambers of the National Assembly.
Daily Trust reports that the meeting was centered on the removal of the Senate president following his defection from the ruling APC to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
An APC senator, however, said it would be difficult for them to be committed to Saraki’s removal as the party treated many of them “unfairly.”
The senator, who did not want to be named, said while the APC national leadership gave some senators automatic tickets, it left others to go and slug it out.
According to him, “Since we started the move and I saw that they were not serious, I just went to seek my people’s mandate for reelection.
“There’s a caucus meeting this night. But the issue is that the way we fought the whole thing, in the end, we were not regarded as anything. Many of our colleagues are discouraged. Even our religion, we practise it because of the reward God has promised us.
“Some people were given automatic tickets, while others were not given. APC hasn’t been fair to the National Assembly members. Most importantly, they have been discriminatory in treating us. They allowed some of us to go through the exposure and difficulties before coming to say they want to give them automatic tickets.”
The lawmaker added that: “The APC system hasn’t been fair to us at all. Seriously, members won’t be much committed to the party as before because there’s no reward, there’s no evenn recognition. Most members went and spent their resources and even lost out.
“Most of those that lost out will defect because the other parties will just substitute the names of others with theirs.
“There’s impunity by the party, especially the national chairman. He’s behaving like a dictator. His interest is just Buhari, but the president alone is not APC. Buhari is just a part of APC. Instead of him to build the party, he wants to destroy it.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Federal High Court, in Abuja, warned against any unlawful move to remove Senate president Bukola Saraki from office, pending the determination of a suit filed by some senators in that regards.
Recall that Senator Rafiu Adebayo (Kwara South) and Senator Isa Misau (Bauchi Central) had dragged the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, the inspector general of police and the State Security Services to court in a bid to restrain them from aiding the forceful removal or impeachment of the Senate president from office.
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