Akpabio calls for Saraki’s resignation after clash during Plenary
Former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Senator Godswill Akpabio has called for the resignation of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki shortly after both senators clashed over sitting arrangements on the floor of the Senate during plenary on Wednesday.
Senator Akpabio made the call as he addressed a Press Conference after Plenary on Wednesday, saying Saraki should resign honorably as Senate president.
Akpabio went further to use himself as an example saying he resigned his position as PDP minority leader in the Senate when he defected from PDP to APC to allow the PDP elect a new minority leader.
Excerpts from the statement read;
“It’s a tradition all over the world that when you defected to another party even as a Senate President like Saraki did, to resign from the office of the Senate President. APC is still the majority party and they need to form a new leadership. The Senate President should honourably resign just like I did.”
Having called on the Senate President to resign, he went ahead to criticise the PDP on whose platform he was governor of Akwa Ibom state for 8 years for doing nothing in the South-South for 16 years;
“Having moved from PDP to APC, I felt fulfilled. My advice and suggestions in the national interest would not be looked upon with suspicion by the government in power again. I moved to APC in national interest. I don’t believe in bringing government into being and will not support that government to succeed.
In the last 16 years, I did not see 1 kilometre of road done by PDP government in Akwa Ibom state, but today, APC government is constructing the road from Akwa Ibom to Calabar.
The road has been a death trap and I must thank this government for that. From the national and local perspectives, people look at me as a leader and I must tell you that in 2019, it would be difficult for any other party to penetrate the South-South.” He concluded