Saraki, Dogara Lagos APC calls for punishment of new Assembly leaders

The Lagos APC said further that it was saddened that Saraki jumped into bed with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) due to his desperation for power.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki and House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara play

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara

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The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the party’s national leadership to punish Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, for anti-party activities.

The Lagos APC said further that it was saddened that Saraki jumped into bed with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) due to his desperation for power.

This was contained in a statement released by the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos APC, Joe Igbokwe.

It reads:

“The purported election of Senator Saraki and Dogara as the Senate President and Speaker respectively, is a clear transgression of both the tenets of democracy and party politics.”

“At this early stage, the APC must come down strongly to mete out sanctions and punishments against treacherous members that perpetrated this ugly charade at this early stage of the party’s life and history.”

“As a party and given the circumstances of our present politics, the APC stands no risk of being eroded by this treachery. Rather, we see the clear road to enforce discipline in the treacherous conduct of some members of the National Assembly.”

“We see the need for the party to wield the big stick now to send a message home that treachery will not profit those who might want to cash in on similar circumstances to spite the party and cash personal benefits in the long run. It is certain that these betrayers are not members of the APC and we feel the party must weigh in now and discipline these betrayers.”

Saraki and Dogara defied the party leadership to contest for the Assembly positions despite not been chosen by the APC.

The party had earlier conducted mock elections during which it chose Senator Ahmed Lawan for Senate President and Femi Gbajabiamila for House of Reps Speaker.

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