President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has again responded strongly to calls for him to resign or get impeached, boasting that the opposition does not have the numbers to impeach him as the head of the upper legislative chamber.
While speaking to journalists in Minna, Niger State on Sunday, September 16, 2018, the lawmaker, a presidential aspirant, said it’s impossible for him to step down.
Ever since Saraki dumped the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) for the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in July, the ruling party has led the charge for him to be impeached as leader of the Senate several times.
In response, Saraki said the party does not have the majority required to impeach him and said he won’t step down as that would constitute acting in personal interest.
He said, “The APC members know that we are in the majority and whatever they want to do they know that they don’t have the number.
“The other kite they are trying to fly is asking me to step down from my seat, but I can tell you that this cannot be possible as I will not step down.
“One thing is very clear and that is to say that I will not sacrifice the interest of the country for my personal interest and in the last three years as a Senate president, I have demonstrated that my interest is second to that of national interest.”