Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says it is impossible for the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki because they do not have the numbers.
The leadership of the ruling party has been calling for the removal of Saraki since his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to reports, the senate president and the APC senators were able to broker a peace deal.
Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Sani said another reason it would be difficult to remove Saraki is because he has been able to carry everyone along including his opponents.
“It is technically impossible to remove Saraki because the APC does not have two-thirds majority in the national assembly,” the lawmaker said.
“Secondly, Saraki has been able to carry everybody along and provide a leadership to the extent that he is able to accommodate those who are critical of him.”
“Thirdly, the opposition are more united and more formidable in their resolve to keep the Senate President than the ruling party in their plot to remove the Senate President.”
“So, I can tell you that removing Saraki through constitutional means is very much impossible because the APC is not united to do that. The APC is not having the number to do that and the APC does not have the kind of support it needed to be able to carry out the plot.”
“I can tell that APC back out from plot to remove Saraki because they don’t have the number to do that and it is impossible to do that through constitutional means.”
The senator left the APC for the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) after he failed to secure ticket for the 2019 elections.