Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, the Senate committee chairman on banking, insurance, and other financial institutions, has said the only political development that will surprise Nigerians when the National Assembly reconvenes to consider the 2019 election budget on Tuesday will be the removal of Bukola Saraki as Senate president and Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy, by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, senators
Ibrahim said what will be news coming from the senators clamouring for the removal of Saraki was their mustering of a two-thirds majority, adding that anything short of that would not be acceptable to the whole world.
In a chat with Daily Independent newspaper, the senator, who was one of the recent high-profile defectors from the APC to the PDP, said “The only surprise we are expecting now is for them to gather the 2/3 as required by the constitution.
“We are sure the whole world will not accept another,” he stated.
Senator Ibrahim, in a joint statement with Senator Isa Hamma Misau, had warned his colleagues in the APC not to instigate any trouble when the Senate resumes, saying Saraki will never resign from the position.
The senators had warned those clamouring for Saraki’s removal that they would meet their match if they tried anything illegal, even with all the deployment of security forces which they might have been assured of by the executive arm of government.
“We will use our strength to defend the position of the present leadership of the Senate under Dr. Saraki and Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
“We will defend democracy and rule of law against the pretenders. We will show that every senator represents different constituencies in our country,” they had said.