Senator Clifford Ordia, member representing Edo Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has said that lawmaker from the Peoples Democratic Party would do everything possible to ensure that Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki is not impeached.
He also said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caucus in the Red Chamber will ensure that the APC caucus does not get the required 73 senators to activate the removal of the two presiding officers of the Senate.
His words, “APC knows that it doesn’t have the number to remove Saraki and Ekweremandu as president of the senate and deputy president of the senate, respectively. They need 2/3 to remove them and they will never have it in this Eight Senate. Let them continue to chase shadows until they get tired.
“Those saying that 2/3 of those present and voting can remove Saraki and Ekweremadu are ignorant of the law. They know that they are wrong and that they are on the wrong side of history. I don’t know why they are losing sleep over this issue. Instead of them to focus on more important things, they are chasing shadows.
“We will not allow them to remove Saraki and Ekweremadu. We will defend their mandate.”
“APC didn’t give them the mandate. We did. If it means keeping night vigil at the National Assembly to ensure that their plans don’t succeed, we will do it.
“When it comes to the issue of lawmaking, there are global best practices. The parliament all over the world has a way of conducting its affairs. I don’t know why the APC wants to teach us how to run our business. This is a threat to democracy and we must not allow this to happen. Nigerians must rise up and defend this democracy,”.