#NASS crisis: ‘Stop postponing the evil day, you must be humiliated’ – Omo-Agege tells Saraki
A leading member of the Parliamentary Support Group, PSG, a body of the All Progressives Congress, APC members in the National Assembly loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has vowed that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki must be humiliated.
Omo-Agege said the APC caucus is insisting on the reconvening of the National Assembly.
The lawmaker also disclosed that the APC caucus was not in support of the alleged proposal for a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives whenever the National Assembly is reconvened.
The lawmaker told Punch that Saraki must not remain Senate President after his defection from the APC to the PDP.
APC lawmakers had met with the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, during the week on the matter.
Omo-Agege said, “We have the information that they want to reconvene a joint session and that is completely unacceptable to us. Of course, we won’t accept it.
“The Senate itself has to be reconvened for this purpose. The reason (for postponing the planned recall on Tuesday) is that he knows that we have the numbers now – and indeed we have the numbers now – to remove him. Any opportunity that we have right now, we will get rid of him.
“They have no choice, they have to (reconvene). They are just postponing the evil day. The credibility of the 2019 elections is at stake and it would be a jeopardy if because of Saraki’s selfish interests he refuses to reconvene the Senate towards approving this budget.
“Saraki must understand that the national interest ought to supersede his personal and selfish interest. He cannot tie down the fate of the entire country just because he wants to hang on a position that we are determined to remove him from.
“We as a caucus are very resolute to remove him and at the slightest opportunity he gives to us, he is gone. We have said that he ought to do the honourable thing, the right thing by stepping down, otherwise he would be humiliated. We have the numbers and we are going to remove him.”