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We Won’t Allow PDP Take Over Saraki’s Seat- John Oyegun


Chairman of the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun has said that the party would not allow its opposition – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) take over the Senate President’s seat if Bukola Saraki is eventually convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

It will be recalled that Oyegun while speaking with an online source  said that the possible removal of Senate President might be a sacrificial change.

Oyegun who said the comments he made earlier about Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), was misunderstood, however cleared the air.

He said “That misunderstanding is still on?

“Let me put it simply. There were basically two points that I was making. Number one, as a party of change even as a party, we cannot interfere in a judicial process that is ongoing. That was clear. And when they asked about the Senate, I said under no circumstance can we compromise on the leadership of the senate.

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“We are the majority party and the issue doesn’t even really arise but unfortunately the way it was put, the misinterpretation has been a little bit too intense and that is clear. It just doesn’t arise at all. The issue, the argument and the rest doesn’t arise. If somebody wants to theories and postulate, that’s a different matter. It doesn’t arise.”

Bukola Saraki, who is the President of the Nigerian Senate, and a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), some political observers believe stepped on some very powerful toes when he allegedly sought the help of the PDP to emerge as the head of the Senate.

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