Saraki APC finally accepts Senate President’s appointment

This was disclosed on Friday, June 12, 2015 by the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally accepted the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate.

This was disclosed on Friday, June 12, 2015 by the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

Odigie-Oyegun said that the party had no choice because the reality was that Saraki’s colleagues had duly elected him to be their leader.

“Of course! He has been duly elected by his colleagues. We have a reality and we must live with it,” the Chairman said when asked whether the APC would accept Saraki as the Senate President.

“People say they are going to court which is their right, but as a party, we are looking at everything and we are coming out strong,” he concluded.

Oyegun also said that the APC would settle the problem like the family matter that it is.

Saraki's emergence as Senate President put him at loggerheads with his party due to the fact that he had been expressly excluded from contesting after the party chose Senator Ahmed Lawan as its candidate during a mock poll.

The APC, through National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, had earlier said that it would not go back on plans to sanction members who had defied it during the National Assembly crisis.

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