Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has urged Bukola Saraki to relinquish his position as Senate President.
Sagay, who said this in reaction to the Senate president’s defection to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said he should step down as a matter of honour.
Although he is not compelled by law to step down, Sagay who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said two-thirds of senators present and voting at a meeting, and not the entire Senate is needed to impeach him.
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.”