EVEN 36 APC controlled-states combined cannot impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki from office, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has averred.
The former governorship aspirant was mockingly reacting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Comrade Adams Oshomhole’s persistent calls for the impeachment of Senate President, Dr Saraki for defecting from APC to PDP.
Onuesoke said Oshiomhole’s demands on Saraki to resign or be impeached described the APC chairman as someone who is day-dreaming and hallucinating.
He stressed that it would be highly impossible, without corruptible imputations, for APC to muster 73 Senators in a chamber of 109 Senators to impeach Saraki.
“Oshiomhole should do the headcount. APC does not have the vote to remove Saraki. Even trying lawlessness to remove him won’t work.
“But if he insists that senators should vote, APC will lose against Saraki for as many times as possible,” Onuesoke opined.
The PDP chieftain pointed out that the leadership of the Senate could and must only be decided by elected senators, stressing that Oshiomhole, as APC Chairman, is totally out of place to lecture Nigerians on who to lead the Senators.
“I don’t know where Oshiomhole was when Tambuwal defected from the PDP to APC with PDP’s speakership. APC accepted him with so much happiness.
“The other day, Akpabio defected to APC and Oshiomohle was dancing. Why is he so pained and angry now that Saraki has decided to leave APC?” he queried.
Wondering why Oshiomhole is disturbed over Saraki’s defection, Onuesoke reminded the APC chairman that the Office of the Senate President is not the birthright of any political party, be it majority or minority hence the constitution is very clear on how the Presiding Officers of the National Assembly can emerge.
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He added that any political office that is elective is no longer a “RIGHT” as the pendulum can swing to any side through the ballot.
He faulted Oshiomhole’s argument that for the first time in Nigeria democratic history, a Senate president was elected from the majority party and the deputy was elected from a minority party.
“Oshiomhole has shown that he does not even know Nigerian history. When Joseph Wayas was elected Senate president in 1979, his deputy came from the NPP.
“So why are they killing themselves over Ike Ekweremadu of PDP who is the Deputy Senate President? When you want to build instead of divide, you can make some concessions to accommodate others.
“I don’t see anything wrong in having a member of the opposition party as the deputy senate president if the interest of the nation is uppermost in the heart of APC,” he enthused.
Onuesoke further stated that Oshiomhole is unfit for the position of APC national chairman.
“A chairman of a political party at the national level is supposed to behave like a father, a guardian and a passionate leader.
“What he is doing now is the role of party spokesperson or information minister. He should be advised to change his ways so as not to bring bad luck to APC,” he quipped.
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