Former minority leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West, Godswill Akpabio has vowed to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki telling him to resign honourably rather than be forced out of office. He made this known while addressing a press conference after Wednesday’s plenary in Abuja.
He also explained the norm all over the world is that a lawmaker relinquishes power if he resigns from his former political party.
He exhorted Saraki to learn from his example as a former minority leader, stating he resigned from the position when he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in order for the PDP to elect a new minority leader.
“It’s a tradition all over the world that when you defected to another party even as a Senate President like Saraki did, to resign from the office of the Senate President.
“APC is still the majority party and they need to form a new leadership. The Senate President should honourably resign just like I did,”Akpabio insisted.
He further explained that his advice and suggestions must not be looked at with suspicion being a part of the ruling party now.