Saraki: Ex-Gov, Senator Orji warns APC against circumventing Constitution - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Friday, August 31, 2018

Saraki: Ex-Gov, Senator Orji warns APC against circumventing Constitution

Theodore Orji
Former Abia Governor and the Senator representing Abia Central zone in the National Assembly, Theodore Orji has cautioned the All Progressives Congress over an alleged plot to remove the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.

He warned that the law of the land should not be circumvented, pointing out that there were constitutional procedure for removing presiding officers of the National Assembly which had to be followed.

Orji made his position known in a chat with newsmen on Thursday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

The Senator said the Senate presiding officers could not be easily removed without due process, stressing that any attempt to subvert the constitution would be vigorously resisted by all lovers of democracy from across party divides.

According to the lawmaker, “it is only a tree that you will tell that you want to cut it and it will stay in one place until you bring your machete and cut it down. It is not so with human beings. Senate President Saraki is not a tree. He has his own tactics and he can’t just be impeached without due process.

“You think he will just go and fold his hands and sleep and allow APC to impeach him? That is not possible. Impeachment has a process. Nobody can impeach Saraki without the due process.

“People have to talk and if you don’t have the heart you start shaking. All the people there are all seasoned politicians . They know what to do. It is politics and battle of survivals.”

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