Why we won’t impeach Saraki – APC Senators
The Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe) has revealed why APC Senators have dropped their ambition to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
In a chat with State House journalists, Lawan noted that impeaching the Senate president was not in the interest of Nigeria. He disclosed that they have decided to bury their hatchets and put the national interest above personal interest.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has come under intense pressure since his defection from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with the national chairman of APC, Comrade Adam Oshiomole vowing to remove him as the Senate president.
“We definitely have to bury our hatchets for us to work for Nigeria and Nigerians. Perhaps that might have informed the disappointment of many people that there will be crisis in the National Assembly,” Lawan told State House correspondent
“I don’t know what informed your view to anticipate crisis but let me tell you that National Assembly will continue to remain focus on national issues, we must be patriotic, nationalistic,
“We must put national interest above individual, parochial or partisan interest.
“Let me also say that disagreements are usual. In fact, there are very practical components of any parliament, when you have two to three parties or even within parties, you will have views that may differ.
“It is traditional, it is usual for us to disagree. Maybe these disagreements may crop up and some other issues. But for now, our focus is on national interest,
“The National Assembly is a Nigerian parliament and therefore the best thing to do is to ensure that Nigerians gets a good deal and for now the good deal is for Nigeria to have all those pending request of Mr President approved by the National Assembly
“I think the national interest for now overrides any other interest.
“Our intention is to ensure that Mr President doesn’t lack from inactivity of the National Assembly. That whatever he requests, the fundamental aspects especially will be attended to. This is our determination both as APC senators. In fact as Senate and National Assembly.” he added