Saraki Trial: APC will Not Cede Senate Presidency to Opposition – Oyegun


Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it would not allow the leadership of the Senate to slip into the hands of any opposition political party because it is the majority in the upper chamber.

The national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, was reacting on Wednesday to reports credited to him that his party was ready to sacrifice the Senate Presidency to the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) if the incumbent, Bukola Saraki, loses his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

He said the issue of losing the number three citizen’s job does not arise as APC is still the majority party in the Senate.

Oyegun, who addressed journalists in his office at the APC’s national secretariat in Abuja, described the report as misleading, adding: “Under no circumstances will his party compromise the leadership of the senate”.

His words: “That misunderstanding is still on? Let me put it simply. There were basically two points that I was making. Number one, as a party of change even as a party, we cannot interfere in a judicial process that is ongoing. That was clear. And when they asked about the senate, I said under no circumstance can we compromise on the leadership of the senate.”