Resign or be Impeached, Oshiomhole to Saraki
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that Senate President Bukola Saraki, should resign or he will be impeached.
He said that Saraki cannot escape impeachment if he fails to resign following the victory of Senators and members of the House of Representatives who were elected on the platform of the APC, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Oshiomhole hinted that after Saraki’s defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he automatically became a member of the minority in the Senate.
He said with APC having 56 senators while PDP has 49, that PDP cannot preside over the affairs of a House in Which APC has the highest number of senators
Adding: “Democracy teaches us that a 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 further ado, you step down.
“Over and above 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 toeing 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, need to be reminded that lawyers are at best, officers of the court and do not constitute the court. So, when Saraki is lawfully and democratically impeached, they will be free to go to 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.”