APC rejects election of Saraki, Dogara as Senate President, House Speaker

APC rejects
election of Saraki,
Dogara as Senate
President, House Speaker


The All Progressives Congress
(APC) has described as totally
unacceptable and the highest
level of indiscipline and
treachery the conduct of
Tuesday’s inauguration of the
National Assembly that led to
the emergence of Bukola
Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as
Senate President and Speaker
of the House of
Representatives, respectively.
”Senator Bukola and Hon.
Dogara are not the candidates
of the APC and a majority of
its National Assembly
members-elect for the
positions of Senate President
and House Speaker. The party
duly met and conducted a
straw poll and clear
candidates emerged for the
posts of Senate President,
Deputy Senate President and
Speaker of the House of
Representatives, supported by
a majority of all Senators-
elect and members-elect of
the House of Representatives.
All National Assembly
members-elect who emerged
on the platform of the party
are bound by that decision.
”The party is supreme and its
interest is superior to that of
its individual members,” the
party said in a statement
issued in Abuja Tuesday by
its National Publicity
Secretary, Lai Mohammed.
”Consequently, the APC
leadership is meeting in a bid
to re-establish discipline in
the party and to mete out the
necessary sanctions to all
those involved in what is
nothing but a monumental
act of indiscipline and
betrayal to subject the party
to ridicule and create
obstacles for the new
administration,” it said.
APC decried a situation in
which some people, based on
nothing but inordinate
ambition and lack of
discipline and loyalty, will
enter into an unholy alliance
with the very same people
whom the party and indeed
the entire country worked
hard to replace and sell out
the hard won victory of the
”There can be no higher level of
treachery, disloyalty and insincerity
within any party,” the party said,
vowing to resolve the matter using all
constitutional and legal means available
to it.
Meanwhile, the APC has asked all its
loyal Senators-elect to please report to
the Senate to be sworn-in in order to
discharge their constitutional duties.

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