The national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has reacted to criticisms over his statement that the party did not mind losing the seat of the Senate president to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He stated that should Bukola Saraki be removed as Senate president as a consequence of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the APC would never allow the PDP take over the leadership of the Senate.
Speaking to newsmen at the party’s secretariat on Wednesday, April 20, Oyegun said he was misunderstood, Premium Times reports.
Trying to explain what he meant, Oyegun said:
“Let me put it simply. There were basically two points that I was making. Number one, as a party of change even as a party, we cannot interfere in a judicial process that is ongoing. That was clear.
“And when they asked about the senate, I said under no circumstance can we compromise on the leadership of the senate.
“We are the majority party and the issue doesn’t even really arise but unfortunately the way it was put, the misinterpretation has been a little bit too intense and that is clear. It just doesn’t arise at all.