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If You're Not Afraid, Reconvene Senate - APC Dares Saraki

The rulling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dared Senate president Bukola Saraki to reconvene the Senate if indeed he was not perturbed about moves to impeach him.

“Like we’ve said before, he will be removed democratically. Let him reconvene the Senate first since he feels we in the APC don’t have the numbers required to impeach him."

The APC, speaking through its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, said 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 the APC to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Nabena made the party’s position known to The Punch via phone in Abuja on Sunday.

Saraki had told reporters in Asaba the Delta State capital on Saturday that he was not bothered about the APC plot against him.

He told journalists, “You can look at me. I am not losing any sleep about it (impeachment threat). We believe democracy must go by the rule of law.

“There are processes, constitutional processes over what we do. So, I am not concerned about that.

“There are lots of noise being made about that but be sure that once we resume, the processes are followed, we will see that the noise will fizzle out. So I am not concerned about it.”

But the APC speaking through Nabena said, “As far as we are concerned, he will leave that seat for a loyal party member to occupy. It is a question of morality, he has left our party which has the majority of Senators and as a party, we agree with our senators that a member of the minority party cannot rule over the majority.”

Saraki’s spokesman, Yusuph Olaniyonu, had said due process would be followed to reconvene the Senate.

He said, “The Senate is on recess as you know, when it is time to reconvene, due process will be followed.”