Following a failed attempt by the Senate to replace Yemi Osinbajo with Seante President Bukola Saraki as Nigeria’s acting President due to the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo in the country at the time, Nigerians took to their Social media pages to air their views.
Recall yesterday, July 4, a point of order moved by Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe was backed by Senator Kabiru Marafa that the former Kwara State Governor should replace the law Professor.
Marafa cited relevant sections of the Nigerian constitution, that says, “if the President is not around, the Vice President should act, and if the Vice President is not around, the Senate President, who is the number 3 citizen should become acting President.”
Below are some reactions to the botched attempt;
Because President Buhari & Acting President Osinbajo aren’t in the country senate tried to declare Saraki Acting President..
This is a coup
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) July 4, 2017
Saraki’s move today is enough reason for President Buhari to resign and allow Osinbajo to handle the country otherwise…
— Sidney (@sidramatic1) July 4, 2017
You: The senate has resolved to make Saraki Nigeria’s Acting President.
— #PolongoMedia (@PolongoMedia) July 4, 2017
4) Osinbajo/Buhari better be careful, Saraki is capable of playn them out of office…unless Nigerians act fast #Recallirresponsiblesenators
— Oladapo Temitayo (@OladapoTemitay1) July 4, 2017
So, today, a senator moved a motion for the Senate President to be declared Acting President when we have a sitting Acting President. Sigh.
— Mister Mo (@moverick) July 4, 2017
They have tested d waters with d motion to make saraki acting president.
Trust me the longer Buhari stays away d more they get emboldened
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) July 4, 2017
These are the SENATORS that made an attempt to declare SARAKI as Acting president Today at the plenary.Sen. Abaribe and Marafa pic.twitter.com/75p3rTVst5
— Owolaborn (@Owolabi3699) July 4, 2017
Sir if they comot me from acting president and put saraki will you still be president? pic.twitter.com/UqouUUGDnT
— Charlyge™ (@charlyge2) July 4, 2017
So some Senators moved a motion for Saraki to become Acting President cos Osinbajo wasn’t around.
Guys, pray for Nigeria tonight.
— #OtunbaAsiwaju (@AsiwajuOladimej) July 4, 2017
Make Saraki an acting president to another acting president who is acting on behalf of the real president… Confused country lol
— Folukemi Ogundiran (@IAmFolukemi) July 5, 2017
What’s D noise about D attempt to make Saraki Acting President today at D senate for, even Dino will make a better President than Buhari
— Yemie Fasipe (@YemieFASH) July 4, 2017
As it is now, Bukola Saraki is a more powerful and influential politician compared to the Bourdillon Lagos Champion and ojugo merchant.
— Bashọ̀run Gáà (@Oddy4real) July 5, 2017
Saraki is the closest thing we have to Frank Underwood in Naija.
Every move he makes is calculated, not one lousy move.
— Nnanyi Bitches (@BiggieMonzie) July 4, 2017