Abu Ibrahim, the lawmaker representing Katsina South senatorial district, has declared that the Senate will not enjoy an iota of peace until Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, resigns from the office.
Senator Ibrahim made the remark to journalists on Thursday in reaction to Saraki’s defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
While commending Saraki for leaving the APC to fight for his “political survival”, Senator Ibrahim, however, insisted that the Senate President must resign his position since he has joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the minority party in the upper chamber.
The Senator said it was important that Saraki embarked on such action immediately as the norm of the parliamentary system of government globally empowers the majority party to be in charge of the chamber’s leadership.
He said, “I think it is commendable that he has left the party. He has chosen the path of survival because it is the issue of political survival not anything for Nigeria.
“But next is for him to resign as Senate President because by all conventions all over the world, the majority party produces the leadership; Senate President, the Majority Leader and others.
“Again, let him be gentleman enough and resign as Senate President.
“If he does not, we will never have peace in that Senate because it is absolutely clear that APC has majority to produce the leadership.”
Senator Ibrahim, who is the Committee Chairman of Police Affairs in the upper chamber, also discredited the claims by PDP that they now have the majority in the Senate.
“I hear the PDP claiming majority, but it is crystal clear that APC has majority. We will have more members. We will conduct two bye-elections and we will have the two members.
“We also have some alliance with APGA. It is clear that APC has majority.
“APC with majority should produce the leadership in the Senate. 49 cannot produce the leadership”, he said.