Why APC Senators’ plot to impeach Saraki as Senate President failed – Shehu Sani


Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly has revealed why lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress, APC, failed to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Sani disclosed that his colleague from the ruling APC backed out of the move to impeach Saraki because it was “constitutionally impossible”.

He made the disclosure while addressing journalists on Sunday in Abuja.

Sani, who recently defected from the APC to the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) said the ruling party did not have the number of lawmakers required (two-third majority) to carry out its plan.

He said, “It is technically impossible to remove Saraki because the APC does not have two thirds majority in the National Assembly. Secondly, Saraki has been able to carry everybody along and provide a leadership to the extent that he is able to accommodate those who are critical of him.

“I can tell that APC backed out from plot to remove Saraki because they don’t have the number to do that and it is impossible to do that through constitutional means.”

He stated that the opposition party, PDP, “where Mr Saraki now belongs to is more united than the ruling APC senators in the National Assembly.

“The opposition are more united and more formidable in their resolve to keep the senate president than the ruling party in their plot to remove the senate president.

“So, I can tell you that removing Saraki through constitutional means is very much impossible because the APC is not united to do that. The APC is not having the number to do that and the APC does not have the kind of support it needed to be able to carry out the plot.”

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