4 Jun 2015

Bukola Saraki hopes to emerge Senate President

Senator Bukola Saraki has expressed confidence that with the feelers he is getting and the goodwill of his colleagues, there is high hope for him to win the senate presidency seat.

Saraki said that in spite of the decision of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) setting criteria for aspirants for the position, it is the rules of the Senate that will determine in who becomes the President of the Senate.

Speaking Thursday morning on the Sunrise Daily on Channels Television, he stated that the party’s roles in the choice and election of the leaders of the National Assembly is advisory.
“The party’s role is advisory because at the end of the day, it is the rules of the Senate which take precedent on this matter,” he said.
According to him, the party has always harped on the need for merit in choosing leaders at any level and he believes he has what it takes to lead the 8th Senate when it is inaugurated on Tuesday, 9 June, 2015.
“Yes, party will advise the lawmakers who and who the party thinks should occupy one position or the other but it is the lawmakers who will eventually elect their leaders based on the rules of the respective assemblies and in this case, Senators will elect their President in accordance with the rules of the Senate,” he said.
Credit: Jamiu Yisa/PM News

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