- The senator representing Katsina South says lawmakers who go against the party’s decision on the choice of the next Senate president should be expelled
- According to Abu Ibrahim, there will be no need for such individuals who disobey the party to remain
- Going further, he said it is mischief, greed and a great insult for any PDP member to claim that every member in the National Assembly has a right to contest
Senator Abu Ibrahim from Katsina South has advocated for the expulsion of senators who go against the party’s decision on the choice of the next Senate president.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker who disclosed this in Abuja argued that once any one chooses a party, such a person must abide by the rules of that party at all times or leave.
Ibrahim, who is chairman, Senate committee on labour and productivity, insisted that there is no need for individuals who disobey the party to remain because such acts of indiscipline should not be accepted, The Nation reports.
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"As a loyal party member, anyone who dares the party’s decision and come out to connive with PDP to truncate the decision of the party will be expelled from the party. As a matter of fact, if the party gives a ticket to an individual and he/she is assisted with resources to contest and win election, the person must naturally obey the rules of the party at all times.
“In democracy, once you choose a party, you must abide by the rules of that party at all times or else you leave. There will be no need for individuals who disobey the party’s decision and remain in such a party. That is an act of indiscipline, which no party should condone,” he said.
Going further, he added that the APC does not need to reach out to other senators belonging to opposition parties to seek support for their candidates. He said the APC has a clear majority to decide straight away who should become Senate president.
“It is sheer mischief, greed and a great insult for any PDP member to now claim that every member in the National Assembly has a right to contest. This is not done anywhere in the world. Not in U.K, U.S.A or anywhere else, he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe (Abia south) said that the APC's national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, is not representing the party positively.
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Abaribe said Oshiomhole had no right to choose or select executive members of the Senate, since he is not a part of the upper chamber.
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