The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lent its voice to the call for Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign his position.
According to the party, the Senate President should emulate the former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who resigned as minority leader before his official defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, APC.
The position of the Kwara State APC was made known on Saturday by the party’s state caretaker committee chairman, Mr. Bashir Bolarinwa in Ilorin.
Dr. Saraki is from Kwara State and was the leader of the party in the state before his defection to PDP.
According to Bolarinwa, Saraki should tow the path of honour and relinquish the office of the Senate President exclusively reserved for the party with majority members in the Senate.
“Members of the hallowed chamber must be truly distinguished in character and conduct.
“The path of honour was led by Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio who, before defecting to ruling party, had honorably resigned as the leader of the minority party in the Senate.
So Saraki should act honorably resign from that office of trust. He should for once tow the path of honour and stop heating up the polity unduly,” he added.
The Kwara APC boss further averred that elected officials must be accountable to the people because they are voted into office by the people.
“Every man or woman holding elective political office must know that they are there on trust for the people. It is therefore expected that such personality should live above board.
“Rather than towing the path of honour, Saraki had apparently tried unsuccessfully to incite the unsuspecting public against the Federal Government, through series of drama in the recent time,” he said.