Why Saraki can’t resign as Senate President — Bafarawa

A former Governor of Sokoto State and one of PDP’s presidential aspirants, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has said the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, cannot resign his position.


Bafarawa, who spoke yesterday in Abuja when he met some newsmen as part of his campaign strategy to win the PDP presidential ticket for 2019 elections, said his agenda if he emerged Nigeria’s president was to implement the party’s manifesto and the Nigerian Constitution.

He said the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, was the Speaker of the House of Representatives when he defected from the then ruling PDP to the opposition APC and he did not resign his speakership.


“It would be unfair for Saraki to resign his Senate President’s position. Tambuwal did not resign as the speaker when he left the PDP for APC. So, why should Saraki resign for defecting from the APC to PDP? No one harasses Tambuwal. Why should Saraki be harassed now?” Bafarawa questioned.

He also said he felt insulted as a founding leader of the APC who served as the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee of the party; that the party could ask him to hand over the leadership of the party in Sokoto to a former Governor, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko.

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