In a meeting held on the 14th of August, 2018 at Abuja, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, addressed politicians loyal to the party. He told them APC under his leadership would reward loyalty noting that the party’s reward system would be one that would ensure that those who stood with the party in trying times did not regret it. The meeting was attended by senators and members of House of Representatives of Nigeria.
While stating his earlier call for the impeachment of Bukola Saraki as Senate President, Adams Oshiomhole told the legislators that it does not conform to the norm to allow an individual who was a member of a minority party to preside over members of the party in the majority.
He said, “Democracy teaches us that the minority have the right to have their say but the majority must have their way”
“So, if we have 56 senators and they have 49 senators, I insist that 49 senators cannot preside over the affairs of a house in which the APC has 56 senators. And I ask them to tell us anywhere in the world where the minority rules over the majority.“Often times, we take flights to Washington and other places to understudy the American presidential system of government”.“Once you lose the majority, without further ado, you step down. Let me restate that we cannot be subjected to minority rule in the Nigerian Senate and, therefore, whether it is convenient for Distinguished Senator Saraki or not, the truth is whether by morality or by law or by convention, Senator Saraki can only avoid impeachment by toeing the path of honour, step down so that the APC can take over the leadership of the House”.
“I want to repeat, Sen. Saraki as President of the Senate will be lawfully and democratically impeached. It will not be illegally done. It will be done according to law and tradition.”