The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Saturday asked Senator Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, to “toe the path of honour” and resign his position as Senate President.
In a statement signed by Bashir Bolarinwa, Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, in Ilorin, the state capital, the Kwara APC chapter said all members of the upper chamber, including Senator Saraki, are expected to display exemplary character.
The party referred to the instance Senator Godswill Akpabio, who resigned his appointment as the Senate Minority Leader before he decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC and asked Senator Saraki to replicate such gesture.
The statement read, “Members of the hallowed chamber must be truly distinguished in character and conduct.
“The path of honour was led by Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio who, before defecting to ruling party, had honorably resigned as the leader of the minority party in the Senate.
“So Saraki should act honourably, resign from that office of trust. He should for once toe the path of honour and stop heating up the polity unduly.”
The party also accused Senator Saraki of drawing sympathy and encouraging the public to attack the federal government rather than resign from office.
The APC reminded the Kwara lawmaker that a public officer holds office only for the trust of his constituents and not for personal interests.
“Every man or woman holding elective political office must know that they are there on trust for the people. It is therefore expected that such personality should live above board.
“Rather than tow the path of honour, Saraki had apparently tried unsuccessfully to incite the unsuspecting public against the Federal Government, through series of drama in the recent time”, the statement added.