Senators under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked their colleagues in the All Progressive Congress (APC) to leave Bukola Saraki, senate president out of their schemes and manipulations to produce the ninth senate president.
This was conveyed in a statement signed on Tuesday by Biodun Olujimi, Minority Leader and Senator Dino Melaye.
According to the senators, no outsider would determine the next senate president.
“Let it be known that no matter the mischief being sponsored by these spineless people, Dr. Saraki knows that it is the duty of all Senators in the Ninth Senate to elect their Senate President and other leaders,” the statement reads.
“Nobody from outside the Senate has such powers. It is also the right of every Senator to aspire to that position as stated by the constitution.
“He has benefitted from this practice of Senators within the chambers exercising the right.
“He is conscious of this fact and will not be a party to any plan to seize or interfere with the process of evolving the leadership of the Ninth Senate.
“We, therefore, urge the APC gladiators and their handlers to leave Saraki out of their schemes and manipulations.
“They should go and concentrate on how to convince the Senators-elect and ensuring that the election of the next Senate President takes place in a conducive atmosphere with a view to strengthening the institution and making it perform its constitutional roles, without any hindrance,”, the PDP caucus stated.