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Betrayal is typical of Saraki —Sagay

Betrayal is typical of Saraki —Sagay
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The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN) has alleged that betrayal is more of a second nature to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Sagay, who insisted that Saraki should resign from his position as Senate President as a matter of honour, added that the former Kwara State governor got to the position in a cheeky and fraudulent way.

The professor of law, who concurred that Saraki’s defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) does not invalidate his position as Senate President, said it will require two-thirds majority of available Senators to unseat Saraki.

Sagay spoke to reporters in Abuja on the sidelines at a workshop on the United Kingdom Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO), organised by PACAC, UK National Crime Agency and the Department for International Development (DfID).

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He said: “He should relinquish his position as a matter of honour. He’s not compelled by law to do so. He needs to be removed by two-thirds majority.

“He got there because he was in APC, even though he got there by subterfuge, which is typical of him. He got there in a cheeky, fraudulent manner.

“Nevertheless, for him to be removed, they need two-thirds, not of the Senate, but of those present and voting at a meeting.

“It doesn’t have to be everybody. It’s those who happen to be there. Once they meet the quorum of one-third, and he is there, he can be removed by two-thirds of that one-third.”

 

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