Edo State Senator, Matthew Urhoghide has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will produce Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s replacement if he is removed from office.
Urhoghide made the comment on Thursday, April 7, 2016, while addressing journalists in Abuja, Daily Post reports.
“I see this thing as a misplaced priority. I see it as something strange in our political history. It is a slight on the National Assembly. It is a pity that 109 Senators are not allowed to make their own free choices. What is going on in the court is just drama,” he said.
“We in the PDP will support him till the end. Since he became the Senate president, Saraki has been able to dignify the Senate. The turning point has been made. We must be able to choose our presiding officers without anybody interfering.
“Anybody thinking that they will have a chance of making a replacement choice when they remove Saraki is joking. The PDP will decide who will be the president. Anybody they are thinking of will not succeed. The number has not waned. Saraki is getting more support from Nigerians.
“The APC must not be unmindful of the fact that when we made Saraki Senate President, the PDP had the chance of producing the president. But, the APC is pushing its luck too far,” he added.
A similar sentiment had earlier been expressed by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta, Senator Peter Nwaboshi.
Saraki is currently facing a corruption trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).