Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC-Delta Central) has vowed that no lawmaker connected with Senate President Bukola Saraki will be allowed to hold any leadership position in the 9th Senate.
According to Independent, the lawmaker lamented that those he described as Saraki’s relegates regime made sure all agenda of the government was shut down for almost three of the four years of President Muhammadu Buhari first tenure.
Omo-Agege stated that the move to shut out Saraki’s men was necessary to avert a repeat of events of the outgoing Assembly.
“For that reason, we are saying, it is the party’s caucus that will meet in consultation with Mr President and decide and recommend for the leadership position. And Mr President is the head of that caucus,” Omo-Agege said.
“We’ll no longer allow relegates to govern the National Assembly. When they did the last time, you saw what happened.
“I have not told anybody that I am interested in running for the Senate Presidency.
“But, having said that, I am just as qualified as any other ranking senator of the Ninth Senate.
“So, when the time comes, depending on the decision made by the caucus of the party – Mr President and other relevant stakeholders – and depending on where it is zoned to. After the zoning, we consult ourselves and comply with the rules.”