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PDP Can’t Take Senate President Seat – John Oyegun

Dr. Bukola SarakiThe All Progressives Congress (APC), seems to be talking more about a replacement for the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun told Premium Times that the party will not allow the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) take over the leadership of the Senate if Saraki is removed.

You will recall that Oyegun said the possible removal of Senate President might be a sacrifical change.

Oyegun who said the comments he made earlier about Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), was misunderstood, however cleared the air while speaking with journalists.

He said “That misunderstanding is still on?

“Let me put it simply. There were basically two points that I was making. Number one, as a party of change even as a party, we cannot interfere in a judicial process that is ongoing. That was clear. And when they asked about the senate, I said under no circumstance can we compromise on the leadership of the senate.

“We are the majority party and the issue doesn’t even really arise but unfortunately the way it was put, the misinterpretation has been a little bit too intense and that is clear. It just doesn’t arise at all. The issue, the argument and the rest doesn’t arise. If somebody wants to theorise and postulate, that’s a different matter. It doesn’t arise.”

Bukola Saraki is the President of the Nigerian Senate, and a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Some political observers believe Saraki stepped on some very powerful toes when he allegedly sought the help of the PDP to emerge as the head of the Senate.

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Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of APC leader, Bola Tinubu also refused to shake Saraki’s hand during her inauguration on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.


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