I wont step down – Saraki, visits IBB after world press conference


Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has vowed not to step down except two thirds of the senators voted against him. He said he is following the rule of law though in any democracy, the minority does not rule over the majority.

Saraki however vowed not to vacate his position as a result of threat coming from different quarters. He disclosed this on Wednesday, while addressing a press conference on the invasion of the national assembly by armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

According to Saraki: “This is not about us. This is about the rule of law. We will leave the day two-thirds of our members no longer support us”.

He said he was not “given the seat of the senate president but I was elected by the members”.

The All progressives Congress (APC) has been mounting pressure on the lawmaker to step down after he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, Online newspaper reports indicate that Saraki has visited former president, Ibrahim Babangida in Mina, later after his world press conference.

The President of the Senate Bukola Saraki Wednesday visited Minna, the Niger State capital and held a closed door meeting with the former Military President Ibrahim Babangida.

Saraki landed at Minna International Airport at about 4.10pm and drove straight to the hilltop home of the former Military dictator.

Although, Saraki’s ambition is not clearly defined, still, political watchers speculate that the visit might not be unconnected with his rumored Presidential ambition.

Saraki returned to the PDP last week, citing marginalization of his Kwara people as the main reason for his action.