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Akpabio Warns Saraki: Resign Now Or We Force You Out

Former minority leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West, Godswill Akpabio has advised the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to honourably resign rather than be forced out of office.

He made this known while addressing a press conference after Wednesday’s plenary in Abuja.

He said, it was a norm the world over that when a lawmaker resigns from his former political party, he relinquishes his office to allow the majority party form their leadership.

Akpabio said, Mr Saraki should borrow a leaf from him as a former minority leader, saying he honourably resigned the position when he defected from PDP to APC to pave way for PDP to elect their minority leader.

“It’s a tradition all over the world that when you defected to another party even as a Senate President like Saraki did, to resign from the office of the Senate President.

“APC is still the majority party and they need to form a new leadership. The Senate President should honourably resign just like I did,” Akpabio insisted.