The Peoples Democratic Party members in the Senate have asked their All Progressives Congress colleagues to leave the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, out of their schemes to produce the ninth senate president.
The senators in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi and Senator Dino Melaye, however, warned that the PDP lawmakers won’t allow any outsider to determine the next Senate president.
The statement read, “Let it be known that no matter the mischief being sponsored by these spineless people, Dr. Saraki knows that it is the duty of all Senators in the Ninth Senate to elect their Senate President and other leaders.
“Nobody from outside the Senate has such powers. It is also the right of every Senator to aspire to that position as stated by the constitution.
“He has benefitted from this practice of Senators within the chambers exercising the right.
“He is conscious of this fact and will not be a party to any plan to seize or interfere with the process of evolving the leadership of the Ninth Senate.
“We, therefore, urge the APC gladiators and their handlers to leave Saraki out of their schemes and manipulations.
“They should go and concentrate on how to convince the Senators-elect and ensuring that the election of the next Senate President takes place in a conducive atmosphere with a view to strengthening the institution and making it perform its constitutional roles, without any hindrance,”, the PDP caucus stated.