The senate president Bukola Saraki has denounced calls for him to relinquish his seat as a senate president saying he was made the senate president by members of parliament and not the All Progressives Congress APC.
Sen Bukola Saraki stated this while holding a world press briefing at the National Assembly complex. At the media briefing which he jointly held with the speaker of the House of Representatives in the presence of other members of the National Assembly, Sen Saraki decried the invasion of the National Assembly complex by members of the state Security service DSS on Tuesday as an affront on the legislative arm of government.
He reassured Nigerians that such a spectacle will not be allowed to befall the legislature again and that the legislature will continue to defy and resist the harassment and constant intimidation of members by the executive arm of government.
He further reiterated that he will not give in pressures for him to leave his position as a senate president stating emphatically that he is not despite for power but he will remain the senate president as long as he enjoys the support of those who put him in the position.
He however noted that he will not cling to power, if he loses the confidence of those who elected him
When asked f he will contest the 2109 Presidency, the senate president declined comment
The Senate president has been facing series of troll and calls for him to step down as the president of the senate after he announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress to the main opposition party Peoples Democratic Party PDP. The event that unfolded at the national Assembly on Tuesday is seen in some quarters as part of the plot to impeach him as the senate president
Sen Bukola Saraki has endured endless criticisms after he emerged as Senate president against political calculation and party arrangement in an unexpected twist in July, 2015 in which he formed an alliance with the opposition party PDP with Ike Ekweremadu becoming the deputy Senate President.
Cases against him by the Government especially at the code of conduct Tribunal, were seen as political persecution and an attempt to indict and punish him for betraying the party.
Report by Victor Alagogooko for IbadanCity ANNOUNCER