A Senator representing Edo Central, said on Thursday that if Senate President Bukola Saraki was convicted and removed by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the Peoples Democratic Party would produce his successor.
Speaking with Vanguard on Thursday, Senator Clifford Ordia, a PDP chieftain representing Edo Central in the 8th Senate, has said that if the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was convicted and removed by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would produce his successor.
Senator Ordia who described the ongoing trial of Senator Saraki as a political persecution, said that in a true democracy, this will not happen. According to him, the PDP senators are waiting with keen interest as events unfold, saying that the PDP Senators have resolved to throw their weights behind the Senate President.
He said, “PDP will produce the next Senate President if Senate President Bukola Saraki is removed. We are behind him; what is going on at CCT is political persecution and this is not allowed in any democracy. We will win, we have the number to produce the next Senate President.
“PDP Senators are waiting with keen interest, we are solidly behind him, In a democracy, the Executive does not choose who should be the Senate President, this is what the 8th Senate has done by getting its own presiding officer. By singling out Saraki to punish is unacceptable, we will stand by him.”