The All Progressives Congress has dared the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to reconvene the Senate if indeed he was not disturbed about moves to impeach him.
APC, through its national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said on Sunday the party’s position was its response to Saraki’s declaration that he was not losing sleep over threats to unseat him following his decision to dump APC for the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
Saraki has told reporters in Asaba on Saturday that he was not bothered about the APC plot against him, but Nabena said, “He will be removed democratically. Let him reconvene the senate first since he feels we in APC don’t have the numbers required to impeach him.”
Saraki’s spokesman, Yusuf Olaniyonu said due process would be followed to reconvene the senate.
Meanwhile, a coalition of Niger Delta agitators warned on Sunday that further attacks on Senate President Bukola Saraki and his forceful removal would be met with stiff resistance.
Goodluck Jonathan Denies Dumping PDP
Former president Goodluck Jonathan has denied rumours he had dumped the People Democratic Party.
The former president said he has no reason to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or retire from politics for now.
He made the statement through his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, in reaction to a report by an online publication claiming the former president had resigned from PDP and quit politics.
Eze’s statement described the news as fake, saying it was a “calculated attempt to rubbish the elder statesman”
Supplementary Elections: Presidency Urges APC Candidates To Work And Earn People’s Mandate
President Mohammadu Buhari has charged all APC candidates in states where supplementary elections would hold to work hard to earn the people’s trust and mandate.
The presidency warned state governors against having any thoughts that the president would influence the decision of the people.
It also warned political leaders to desist from making inflammatory statements capable of inciting the citizenry to violence ahead of Saturday’s supplementary elections.
The presidency said some party leaders expected that Buhari would abuse his office by usurping the powers of INEC to turn the table in their favour.
Party leaders in the six states were advised to work hard to earn the people’s votes on Saturday.
Gbenga Daniel Quits Politics, Shows Interest In APC
Ogun State former governor Gbenga Daniel has shown interest in joining the All Progressives Party.
Gbenga Daniel resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday saying he was quitting politics.
But on Sunday, after meeting with his supporters, Daniel said he was considering their plea that he ‘lead them into APC.’
Apart from governing Ogun under the PDP, Gbenga Daniel was the chief campaign strategist for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in last month’s election.
Daniels also supported Ogun APC governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, in the governorship election in the state.
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