Nigerian lawyer and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio has called for the resignation of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
This development is coming shortly after both politicians clashed over sitting positions in the hallowed chambers earlier today.
Addressing a Press Conference after Plenary on Wednesday, Akpabio advised Saraki to honorably resign as president of the Senate.
He added that the Senate President should borrow a leaf from him as a former minority leader, saying he resigned the position when he defected from PDP to APC to allow the PDP 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.”
He also criticized the PDP for doing nothing in the South-South for 16 years;
“Having moved from PDP to APC, I felt fulfilled. My advice and suggestions in the national interest would not be looked upon with suspicion by the government in power again. I moved to APC in national interest. I don’t believe in bringing government into being and will not support that government to succeed.
In the last 16 years, I did not see 1 kilometre of road done by PDP government in Akwa Ibom state, but today, APC government is constructing the road from Akwa Ibom to Calabar.
The road has been a death trap and I must thank this government for that. From the national and local perspectives, people look at me as a leader and I must tell you that in 2019, it would be difficult for any other party to penetrate the South-South.”
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