Critical Times News : You can't remove Saraki — Falana tells APC

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You can't remove Saraki — Falana tells APC


Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cease the alleged plan to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.

Following Saraki’s defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party had asked him to step down as senate president.

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, on Wednesday said Saraki must return the crown to the house where it belongs.

Falana, in a statement on Sunday, said the APC’s call for Saraki’s resignation is questionable.

Quoting section 52 of the constitution, Falana argued that the senate president can only be removed by “resolution supported by the votes of not less two thirds majority of the entirety of the members of the senate”.

“The planned removal of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki by the APC should be stopped as it cannot stand,” the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said.

“The attention of APC legislators ought to be drawn to section 52 of the Constitution which provides that the President and Deputy Senate President can only be removed by the resolution supported by the votes of not less two thirds majority of the entirety of the members of the Senate.

“Since the APC legislators cannot muster the required two thirds majority of the votes of the entire members the plan to impeach Senator Saraki should be dropped forthwith.”

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