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Saturday, 11 August 2018

Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) advices Senate President Bukola Saraki to step down

Not too long after the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to step down from his position as Senate President,  the chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption(PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), has called on Senate President to vacate his seat for the sake of morality.

The Punch reports that the senior advocate said having a member of the minority party as the President of the Senate was an aberration anywhere in the world.

“Saraki’s refusal to step down is a moral issue. The constitution does not specify that the Senate President must be a member of the majority party. All it states is that the majority of those sitting at the Senate will elect a Senate President.

“But by convention, there is no party that is in the majority that will allow a member of the minority party to lead. Now that he has crossed over to the PDP, he is morally bound to step aside and then re-contest as a PDP candidate.

“I am advising him to step down. Morally, he has no right to be there and if he is a man of honour and integrity, who has self-respect, he should not remain in office.”

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