The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole yesterday said that Senate President Bukola’s Saraki has to step down as his continued stay in office is unacceptable to the party.
According to the party chairman, Saraki belongs to a minority party in the Senate and because democracy is a game of numbers, “It’s unacceptable that minority provides leadership over majority”.
“The truth about democracy is that it’s a game of numbers. It’s unacceptable that minority provides leadership over majority
Oshiomhole, who also added that the APC is prone to controversies because it is a large party, said this when he appeared on Arise Television, yesterday.
Recall that last week, Oshiomhole was detained and grilled by the Department of State Services (DSS) over the party’s primary elections across the country.
Speaking on the primaries, Oshiomhole said although the aggrieved members were allowed to grumble, the party has moved on and has put in place internal procedures for reconciliation.
“We have finished our primaries and we have submitted names to INEC and there are internal procedures for reconciliation and we are working on them.
“We are a large governing party and it will only be strange if we are having graveyard peace. People are allowed to grumble and grumbling is allowed. We should move on and find solutions.”
Asked whether the party still has plans to remove Saraki, he replied: “I think it’s about morality.
“We just had an election in the US. The democrats won more members in the congress. Without much ado, the leadership of the House changed. This question didn’t have to arise. Saraki belongs to a minority party; as it stands, today, in the senate.
“The truth about democracy is that it’s a game of numbers. It’s unacceptable that minority provides leadership over majority.”