Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West district, is convinced Senate President Bukola Saraki cannot be impeached and will see out his 4-year tenure as leader of the upper chamber.
Since Saraki’s controversial defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the opposition party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, he has been subjected to immense pressure from APC to force him to surrender seat.
Meanwhile, Melaye who has also defected to the PDP from APC has made light of the calls for Saraki’s removal, insisting no one can ‘remove’ him as Senate President.
Melaye’s statement came during an appearance on Channels Television’s political programme, Sunday Politics.
“I want to assure you that they can’t and will never have the number to remove the Senate President.”
“Senate President Bukola Saraki will be there for four years,” he stated.
Melaye also addressed a statement credited to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, where he called for Saraki’s impeachment.
“Unfortunately, Adams Oshiomhole as an individual has no vote either to keep Saraki in office or get him impeached.
“When he said that it’s a crown, that the crown belongs to APC; I want to educate and inform him that the Senate Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not a title.
“It is not hereditary, you don’t beget it. it is for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It does not belong to a political party, it does not belong to a family, it is not a kingship or an emperor type of thing,” Melaye added.