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I’m not part of plot to impeach Mark -Saraki

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment  and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday, distanced himself from the alleged impeachment move by some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate against Senate President, David Mark.

Saraki, in a statement by his office in Abuja, said he read with shock, reports in some newspapers that some PDP senators, who lost out in the last primary of their parties, were planning to remove Mark and replace him with either Saraki or Senator George Akume.

Saraki 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 added 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.

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