We won’t cede Senate presidency, deputy to APC, says Urhoghide
PDP will support Saraki to the end
As the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, continues at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Senator Mattew Urhoghide (PDP, Edo South), on Thursday warned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), against its plot to impose a Senate President on the upper chamber.
Urhoghide, who described what he called the “political persecution” of Saraki as a misplaced priority by the government, stated that there would not be any vacancy in the senate presidency.
According to him, “I see this thing as a misplaced priority. I see it as something strange in our political history. It is a slight on the National Assembly, and a pity that 109 Senators are not allowed making their own free choices. What is going on in the court is just a drama,” he said.
According to him, “The backdrop of all these troubles is because Saraki is the Senate President. What we have done as an institution, we have no regret. He still enjoys our support. He is going to be there for the next four years,” he declared.
Notwithstanding the strategies the APC may be perfecting, “We in the PDP will support Saraki to the end. Since he became the president, he has been able to dignify the senate. The turning point has been made that we must be able to choose our presiding officers without anybody interfering,” he said.
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