The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday, distanced himself from the alleged moves by some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senators to impeach the Senate President, David Mark, saying the masterminds are on their own.
Saraki, who is representing Kwara Central in the Senate, said he read with shock, reports in some national dailies that some PDP senators, who lost out in the last primary of their parties, were plotting Mark’s impeachment and also planning to replace him with either Saraki or Minority Leader, Senator George Akume.
A statement issued by the senator’s office in Abuja, said: “We like to state categorically and unequivocally that Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial district of Kwara State, has no knowledge or being part of any plan by a group of Senators or any individual for that matter about the said publications and he will not be a party to such for any reason.
“It is our candid opinion and belief that any Senator that loses his bid to return to the Senate should lay on his bed as he found it, hence, individual Senator should bear their own cross.
“It is a common knowledge that when Senator Saraki was the Chairman of Governors Forum, he fought with his colleagues to ensure that at least, each state of the Federation returns one Senator.
“Hence the reason why there was a reasonable turnover in the Senate in the 2011 election”.
Saraki explained that if he had wished to react to any issue against the leadership of the Senate, he would have done that long time ago when some matters of public importance and or of national interest had been handled in a manner short of democratic expectations by the Senate, saying he never did.