The senator representing Kaduna central, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that it is impossible for the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki because they do not have the numbers.
Though the leadership of APC has been calling for the removal of Senator Saraki as senate president since his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the APC senators have been unable to effect such.
Senator Sani said this, while speaking with journalists on Sunday, November 5, 2018. The senator also said that another reason it would be difficult to remove Senator Saraki is because he has been able to carry everyone along including his opponents. He said that:
“It is technically impossible to remove Saraki because the APC does not have two-thirds majority in the national assembly.
“Secondly, Saraki has been able to carry everybody along and provide a leadership to the extent that he is able to accommodate those who are critical of him.
“Thirdly, the opposition are more united and more formidable in their resolve to keep the Senate President than the ruling party in their plot to remove the Senate President.
“So, I can tell you that removing Saraki through constitutional means is very much impossible because the APC is not united to do that. The APC is not having the number to do that and the APC does not have the kind of support it needed to be able to carry out the plot.
“I can tell that APC backed out from plot to remove Saraki because they don’t have the number to do that and it is impossible to do that through constitutional means”.