The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday, called for the resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Oshiomhole told State House correspondents in Abuja at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari that the Senate President should as “a matter of honour leave the crown in the house that the crown belongs.”
Some senators elected on the platform of the APC led by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan were also at the meeting held with the President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Reacting further to Saraki’s defection, Oshiomhole said there are consequential issues arising from it. He maintains that the ruling party still has the largest party in the Senate.
Oshiomhole also claimed that the defection is not surprising. According to him, the defectors had previously given clear signs before now.
Saraki announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday. he noted that his decision was necessary so that he could enjoy a greater sense of belonging and the interests of the greatest number of Nigerians would be best served.
Many of his supporters, including Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, and Governor Aminu Tambuwal, APC Spokesperson Bolaji Abdullahi have since joined the PDP.