‘Even if Saraki resigns, PDP can’t take Senate Presidency’ – APC Senator

The Senator representing Yobe East, Bukar Abba Ibrahim is confident that even if embattled Bukola Saraki resigns his position as Senate President, the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party would still not be able to takeover leadership of the Senate.

Speaking to journalists in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, Abba noted that the current trial of Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal is being orchestrated by some people in his home state, Kwara.

Weighing in on the repeated calls for Saraki’s resignation, Abba allayed fears of PDP taking over the leadership of the Senate in the event of Saraki’s resignation.

Abba, who chairs the Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate Change said: “There is no way PDP can take over Senate presidency with the presence of over 60 senators from APC against 50 PDP senators. There is just no way.”

“It’s not as if we are against Ike Ekweremadu in any way, he is a good legislator. I don’t mind him continuing to be deputy Senate president, because he is a very decent human being. But there is no way the leadership will be taken over by PDP.”

Furthermore, Abba who is a two-time governor of Yobe State, stated that he is the only former governor who has never been invited for any issue by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

“You know that there are so many other former governors who are in the same shoes with Saraki; whose trials have been initiated, but they were not publicised like that of Saraki, because he is the Senate president.”

“Almost every former governor in the Senate with the exception of Bukar Abba Ibrahim has one case or the other with the EFCC or CCT.”

“It’s not easy to fight corruption especially when it comes to individuals; that is why those of us do believe that corruption can best be dealt with through institutions. Let’s strengthen our institutions, stop giving and taking bribes. Institutional fight of corruption is the best fight we can have as a nation. It has begun, and it will continue for a very long time.”

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