From Fatima Bukar, Abuja
Worried by the political imbroglio which embedded Nigeria’s upper legislative chambers, a group under the aegis of the Arewa solidarity front, has called for the immediate removal of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The group expressed this in a statement jointly signed by its chairman, Bello Bashir and Secretary, Bitrus Magaji, made available to newsmen on Tuesday.
“We call for the immediate removal of the incompetent Senator Bukola Saraki, who emerged Senate President through forgery, for the first time in our democratic history.
“We urge our Distinguished Senators to save the image and restore the glory of the Senate by replacing Saraki, who has so far cast the image of a leader with too many cases of corruption investigations,” it stated.
The group said that they have been following with keen interest happenings in the National Assembly in the last three (3) years and wish to register their disappointment with the poor leadership of the Senate by Senator Bukola Saraki.
“We make bold to say that it is unacceptable to allow incumbent Senate President to continue to ridicule the President and the country’s international image with avoidable controversies over budgets and clearance of Federal Government’s political appointees.
“We urge the Senate to take appropriate democratic steps by pushing for the emergence of a more competent, articulate Senate President who is familiar with the constitutional laws of our land and willing join hands with Mr. president in moving this country forward, for the overall interest of the electorate
“We are also solidly support the defection to APC, of Senate Minority Leader Mr. Godswill Akpabio, who is a nationalist with strong democratic goodwill across both the North and Southern parts of Nigeria, in addition to enormous leadership qualities and experience,” it concluded.