‘I Won’t Resign Until My Colleagues Says Otherwise, Saraki Declares

commended acting President Yemi Osinbajo



The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has declared that he will not resign his post unless two-third of his colleagues says otherwise.

Speaking at a World Press Conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Saraki said he is not desperate to hold on to power.

“Let me reiterate that neither myself, Deputy Senate President or Speaker belong to the class of politicians that are desperate to stay in power by all means and at all costs,” he said.

He however noted that, “The day, two thirds of our members feel they do not have confidence in our leadership, we will gracefully bow out.

“I repeat again and again, this is not about us, but about respecting the constitution and the rule of law.

Saraki commended acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the firm decision taken to punish those who invaded the National Assembly on Tuesday by sacking DSS DG, Lawal Daura.

‘’We thank the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for his handling of the situation we were all confronted with yesterday.

‘’His decisive action went a long way towards restoring confidence and the image of our country.

‘’It sent a powerful message – that the DSS cannot be recklessly deployed against institutions of our democracy.

‘’The path of leadership is not by party, and we must commend it wherever it is found.

‘’Mr. Acting President did the right thing. However, the damage control so far does not address the question of how this invasion was allowed to happen in the first place.