Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tuesday has promised members of the party caucus in the Senate an automatic tickets to contest the 2019 election if they are able to impeach Bukola Saraki, the president of the Senate.
Meanwhile, Oshiomhole, who met with members of the APC caucus in the Senate and House of Representatives in Abuja, said it would be wrong for the party to sacrifice its majority status in the parliament by allowing the opposition to preside over the National Assembly.
He said that no court would save the Senate president from impeachment if he refuses to resign honourably.
According to the former NLC chairman and former governor of Edo state, “Democracy teaches us that minority has the right to have their say, but the majority must have their way. So, if we have 56 senators and they have 49 senators, I insist that 49 senators cannot preside over the affairs of a house in which APC has 56 senators. And I ask them to tell us anywhere in the world where the minority rules over the majority.
“Often times, we take flights to Washington and other places to understudy the American presidential system of government. Once you lose the majority, without much ado, you step down.
“All of these stories about illegal impeachment, let me restate that we cannot be subjected to minority rule in the Nigerian Senate and, therefore, whether it is convenient for distinguished Senator Saraki or not, the truth is whether by morality or by law or by convention, Saraki can only avoid impeachment by following the path of honour, step down so that APC can take over the leadership of the Senate.
“So, I want to repeat, Saraki as president of the Senate will be lawfully and democratically impeached. It will not be illegally done. It will be done according to law and tradition. Those lawyers who have chosen to sit as judges, we need to remind them that lawyers are, at best, officers of the court; they do not constitute the court.
“So, when Senator Saraki is lawfully and democratically impeached, they will be free to go anywhere they want to go and canvass the legality or the illegality of the action. It is not in their place to pronounce with finality as if they constitute the judicial arm of government.”
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